Vol. 38, No. 2 (2015) (18)

Low Carbon Building Design Method Based on the Digital Technology

S. Yang†*, J. Yang‡, & H. Charifi§

†The Department of Art Design, Hefei University, Hefei, 230601, China
‡Anhui Business Vocational College, Hefei, 230041, China
§University Ibn Zohr, Agadir, Morocco

ABSTRACT:With more and more extensive and wider application of the digital technology which offers not only a new drawing tool or performance means for building design, but also an innovation of building design idea, process and result assessment, namely the totally new digital architecture concept. Nowadays, the level of applying the digital technology into architecture and architectural design industries is still overall low, the whole working process is still rest in the manual working model which far cannot satisfy the demands of the new time. This paper combines the development of the digital technology in today’s architectural design industry with the trend of promoting the low carbon building worldwide, on the basis of studying the British BEDZED zero carbon residential area and of being familiar with the related software, through the comparison data of the digital analysis of British BEDZED with the traditional design methods, further obtaining a more scientific and more logical design method, for exploring the design method of low carbon buildings. Having some reflections and concerns for future digital trend according to the current development status.

Keywords: BIM technology; Digital technology; Low carbon buildings; Low carbon building design method.