Design for a Sustainble Future

From current practice, to zero energy design, to zero emission design of built environments. Success is our moral obligation.

Welcome to Benjamin Welle's research website!

My research develops new methods to integrate parametric models developed by architects with building performance simulation tools to support advanced design space exploration during conceptual design.

Below is an overview of the process I developed for product model-based multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) for the passive thermal design of the built environment. The methodology will enable the automated decomposition of a parametric building product model and annual multi-disciplinary thermal performance simulation using EnergyPlus and Radiance for use in a distributed computing and optimization environment.

After finishing my PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford, I continued to develop automated design methodologies for building thermal performance (energy, daylighting, HVAC, etc.) for the start-up design firm Aditazz and currently for Perkins+Will, with a focus on enabling building thermal simulation, analysis, and interpretation for the architectural community during the earliest stages of design.



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