[Bldg-sim] Building Performance Basics: 2nd edition now available

Pieter De Wilde pieter.dewilde at strath.ac.uk
Tue Jun 28 08:04:31 PDT 2022

Dear colleagues:

I am happy to announce that a second edition of my book Building Performance Basics is now available, again published via Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) and Amazon.

The second edition is an expanded version, which has been done in response to some feedback received on the launch edition. Amongst others, exercises have been added to all chapters. There is a bibliography, which was not there is the first edition, as well as an overview of some of the tools one may use to assess building performance. There also is an added section on optimization.

Building Performance Basics remains a short book that complements my earlier major book Building Performance Analysis, which I published with Wiley in 2018. It is an introductory text that aims to open up the realm of building performance to students at BSc and MSc level. It also serves as a primer for those entering the industry, and as refresher for those who are already in practice but want to sharpen their view. As the book with Wiley is rather encyclopedic and a bit heavy for some, Building Performance Basics has been designed to have a different tone and set-up: short and cheerful, published with Amazon KDP in order to be quick to market, brief and to the point, and more persuasive in order to champion the importance and role of building performance.

Building Performance Basics deals with core questions about building performance: Why is it important? Whatexactly is it? Wheredoes it play a role? Whenare there opportunities? Who should champion building performance? How do we quantify it? And How muchperformance should we aim for?

Building Performance Basics aims to provide a solid foundation for further professional development and learning about building performance, and for claiming leadership about building performance in practice. In academic courses, I hope that building performance basics will be a good companion guide to provide context to modules that introduce students to hands-on performance quantification efforts using simulation, measurement and occupant surveys. In industry, this book can be used at any time where there is a wish to refresh a role as building performance champion.

As demonstrated by doing a second edition after just a few months, the revision cycle is short. So I remain very keen to hear feedback and suggestions. I’m also keen to hear from anyone who is adapting this for any courses.

Best regards,

Pieter de Wilde

Pieter de Wilde
Professor - Department of Architecture
Faculty of Engineering
University of Strathclyde
Level 3 James Weir Building  | 75 Montrose Street | Glasgow G1 1XJ

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