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Issue 1.2

The Bullitt Center: A Comparative Analysis Between Simulated and Operational Performance

Energy and thermal comfort simulations guide the design of integrated building systems in modern high performance buildings. Once the building is operational, design simulations provide a useful baseline against which to measure demonstrated performance. Deviation from this baseline is the starting point for generating feedback on both the design of building systems and operational improvements. Design simulations, a robust monitoring system for tracking operations, and digital tools to process and visualize post-occupancy data are the elements of a diagnostic methodology used in this investigation of night-flush cooling strategies employed in Seattle’s Bullitt Center. This methodology suggests a framework for stewardship systems aimed at the continuous improvement of building performance.

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