HOPFE, C.J. ...et al., 2017. Understanding the differences of integrating building performance simulation in the architectural education system. Presented at the Building Simulation 2017: The 15th International Conference of IBPSA, San Francisco, August 7-9th.
In order to assist tertiary architectural education institutions as well as the architecture profession in developing course material and training packages related to Building Performance Simulation (BPS), we present the outcome of a survey conducted in Australia, India, the US and the UK. The main objective of the survey was to investigate how BPS is taught at a number of different architecture schools at universities in these countries and to point out potential difficulties and barriers. Based on the survey, the paper proposes a number of recommendations and highlights opportunities for future degree schemes that develop module content and learning objectives/ outcome for teaching BPS at architectural tertiary educational institutions.