Spatial Quality Assessments for Building Performance Tools in Energy Renovation. Funded by UNIFOR Norwegian Funds for Research 2013-05-15
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This study explores existing technology that has the potential to assess defined spatial quality parameters. This paper focuses on the parameters of views, isolation and contact. The goal of this research is to develop indicators that best assess spatial quality. Suitable indicators enable the implementation of spatial quality assessment in building performance assessment tools. Examples of good indicators for views, isolation and contact consider visual openness and visual privacy to assess view quality. In future research, the spatial quality indicators developed there will be applied to case studies in the European context. Once they have been established, the indicators can be implemented in the building performance tool SBTool to improve spatial quality assessment in energy renovation. Improved spatial quality is one argument that provides stakeholders with justification for increasing investments in energy renovation because it contributes to individuals’ well-being.