Task 23 experts developed a wide range of products to
support the Integrated Design Process (IDP). These outcomes
are results of a development process with internationally
agreed structural basics. The material here is structured
regards content. To find out relations to the Subtasks click
The products can be categorized as following:
- Methods and Tools support actors to handle complex
interrelations of daily design tasks.
- Documentations describe possible solutions for both
technical and processual solutions in practice.
- Publications provide an overview of dissemination
activities during the Task .
Solar Low Energy Buildings and
the Integrated Design Process - An Introduction
This is an introductory booklet that explains what Task 23
is about. It briefly addresses the integrated design
process, how it was put into practice and what we can learn
PDF 247 KB
Blueprint for a Kick-off Workshop
This document is a basis for the organization of a design
team workshop at the very beginning of the integrated design
process. The main objective of the workshop is to create
common understanding at the beginning of the design process
with regard to three important notions:
- knowledge about the integrated design process;
- a clear perception of the design task;
- a co-operative and open attitude towards the other
members of the design team.
PDF 58 KB
Integrated Design Process - a Guideline for
sustainable and solar-optimized building design
This guide elaborately discusses theory and practice of
the Integrated Design Process.
For different purposes (on screen reading or printing)
there are different versions available:
is only for printing a paper version and contains no
links or interactive features. - PDF 7.4 MB
IDPGuide_internal.pdf contains interactive
features but only provides internal links.
PDF 4.2 MB
- IDPGuide.pdf (part of the Task 23 CD package)
contains all developed interactive features.
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The Navigator is an interactive knowledge space
(accessible through MS Excel) regarding the
Integrated Design Process. It guides actors in the
definition and the practice of IDP. It contains the
(Generic) Integrated Design Process, illustrated in
a graph, that serves as the backbone, showing the
different phases of the design process, and
important issues during different stages of design.
The Navigator also recommends methods and tools how
to avoid or solve typical problems. The information
within the Navigator can be adjusted and
supplemented with new experiences . In this way a
personal knowledge space is created.
XLS 737 KB
Explains the handling of the Excel-worksheets and
introduces the realized (VB and Macro) features. PDF
A more impressive way to get familiar with the
NAVIGATOR provides the Dynamic Manual. Short video
clips explain a lot of basics and possible
ZIP 9.5 MB
4. CASE STORIES
Description of Case
This technical report provides detailed information
about over 20 buildings and the way they were
developed (with a focus on the design process).
These building projects were part of the background
information used by Task 23 members to develop IDP
methods and tools.
PDF 226 KB
Decisions in the Design Process
This internal working document evaluates the case
story descriptions of over thirty building projects.
The conclusions drawn are input for the development
of the IDP methods and tools that were developed by
SHCP Task 23.
PDF 269 KB
Examples of Integrated
Design - Five Low Energy Buildings Created Through
This booklet describes five selected
high-performance projects (from the technical report
'Description of Case Stories').
PDF 4.08 MB
Design Process in Practice - Demonstration Projects
This booklet provides examples of design processes
in which some of the Task 23 methods and tools have
been used to support the design process. Both the
process and the experiences of the actors involved
PDF 3.35 MB
MCDM-23 is a new design-tool program that automates
many tasks involved in using the Multi-Criteria
Decision Making method developed by Task 23. The end
products are worksheets, bar charts, and associated
star diagrams that quantify how various design
schemes stack up according to criteria selected by
Important! Only install MCDM-23 with Windows 95 or
Windows 98. Do not install with Windows NT or
Software Tool 6.4 MB
MCDM-23 User Manual
Introduces the handling and features of the MCDM
PDF 1.51 MB
Decision-Making - Method for specifying and
prioritizing criteria and goals in design
This booklet explains how to use the Multi Criteria
Decision Making method that was developed within
Task 23. The method assists the design team to
select and to prioritise amongst design criteria,
and to evaluate alternative design solutions. In
design competitions, the method can assist in
developing the program and to select the best design
amongst several alternatives.
PDF 227 KB
Decision Support Method for Whole Building Solar
This power point presentation explains the Multi
Criteria Decision Making Method and can be used to
present the method to a larger audience.
PPT 294 KB
6. ENERGY 10
Energy 10 is a user-friendly energy simulation
system that provides predictions of operating energy
performance and identifies the most effective design
strategies in reaching this performance level. A
major advantage is that Energy 10 can be used from
the very start of the design process throughout the
design development. Energy 10 is developed by
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Lawrence
Berkeley Laboratory, Sustainable Buildings Industry
Council, Berkeley Solar Group and US Department of
Energy (all in the USA). It is being continuously
improved and now offers users an economical and
highly effective simulation process for early design
support. In June 2002 Energy version 1.5 was
released. It is available through Sustainable
Buildings Industry Council.
magazines and at conferences
This list provides selected international
publications and (oral) presentations associated
with the different topics of Task 23.
PDF 52 KB