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VIRVIL, A 3D virtual village to assess the impact of low and zero carbon technologies in the built environment

Smith, Ann, Alexander, Donald Kneale, Fragaki, Aikaterini, Jones, Phillip John and Lannon, Simon Charles 2008. VIRVIL, A 3D virtual village to assess the impact of low and zero carbon technologies in the built environment. Presented at: IEEE Conference on Visualization, London, UK, 9-11 July 2008. Published in: Bannatyne, Mark ed. VIS 2008 : Proceedings, International Conference Visualisation : Visualisation in built and rural environments, 9-11 July 2008, London, United Kingdom. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE, pp. 23-28. 10.1109/VIS.2008.9

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Abstract

Building on the extensive research in Virtual Reality (VR), we are proposing a new dynamic prototype for modelling and simulating carbon emissions in a virtual village called VIRVIL. VIRVIL is a simulated settlement for the assessment of the impact of low and zero carbon technologies and measures in the built environment. The prototype will focus on the impact on the community as a whole, as well as on individual buildings, and will bring together current state-of-the-art simulation capabilities to provide the most comprehensive and credible modelling software. Compared with conventional methods, our approach has the advantage of being capable of realistically visualising buildings in a geometrically interactive 3D environment, of analysing carbon emissions in real-time and dealing with very large-scale data for modelling and visualisation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 9780769532714
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2018 20:46
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/14817

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