Energy Efficient Building Design

Buildings have a remarkable impact on the environment, therefore finding efficient design configurations satisfying conflicting criteria such as economic and environmental performance has become an important task. Dr. Beliz Ozorhon is working on finding ways to assist energy efficient building design with emphasis on the life-cycle costs, adopting different approaches including building information modeling (BIM) and genetic algorithms.Dr. Ozorhon's latest research introduces a simulation-based building energy optimization method that integrates material selection, design, budget, and life-cycle costs to design the buildings at lowest possible cost and maximum benefit.