Using Design Technology to Improve Building Performance

It has long been a challenge for designers to identify the best sustainability strategies for their buildings, but the emergence of a data-driven technology is helping them find better ways to enhance environmental performance.

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The computational design process can help designers make quicker data-driven decisions that will eventually lead to a more economical, environmentally responsive and inspiring built environment.

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WSP used computational tools to help design and optimize an exterior sun screen for the Viet Capital Center, meeting the goals of both the client and architect.

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Matthew Payne (left) and Elliot Glassman (right) introduce WSP clients to the benefits of computational design analytics to hit environmental performance goals.

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WSP uses computational design to improve daylight and visual comfort, energy performance of building façades and optimize shading and solar panel placement.