Evaluate and measure performance of the building design to reduce energy consumption
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Understanding a construction site and the impacts associated with building on it has been for a long time a primary concern of green professionals (Emarald Architecture 2008). Traditional design results in adverse effects on the environmental and therefore concerned architects are attempting to minimize the problems of the past and create a new path to follow for the future. Therefore, Green Buildings can be proposed as a solution that reduces energy consumption while maintaining occupant comfort. The technics of the Green Design collected over the years by concerned professionals to eliminate the negative impact on the environment. These technics are not always requiring high-technology solutions; even low- technology solutions can make measurable differences such as using energy simulation programs to evaluate design alternatives to provides more factual data to identify improvements and confidently suggest building design alternatives that will reduce energy consumption. In this study some basic passive design strategies are applied and represented in scenarios. The results, impact percentages of each parameter changes in each scenario were given credit rather than focusing on quantitative results. The methodology of this research consisted of numerous simulations to provide energy efficient design alternatives that properly apply to a structure.