Building Performance Analysis: book launch

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Dear colleagues:

I am excited to announce that my book on Building Performance Analysis has now been published. It can be purchased from the publisher, Wiley, via the major online retailers, and of course via your local bookstore.

For information, the book is a single-authored work that presents a comprehensive and systematic overview of the subject of building performance analysis. It consists of three parts. Part I: Foundations reviews the context, background and theory of the subject. Part II: Assessment explores operationalisation and how to quantify building performance. Part III: Impact discusses how building performance analysis features in design, construction and operation of buildings. An epilogue presents the emerging theory in this area. Each main chapter contains the discussion of a case study building that represents the state-of-the-art in the field but also demonstrates remaining challenges. The book is not limited to building simulation only; it also discusses experimental methods to analyse building performance, as well as expert judgment and stakeholder surveys.

The book is formally endorsed by the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). A webinar introducing the book is available on the IBPSA University YouTube channel at My inaugural lecture on the same subject may also be of interest; this can be found at

For those interested in gaining an degree in the subject matter, we offer an MSc in High Performance Buildings here at Plymouth which moving forwards will use the new book as core text; info is available at I am always happy to discuss research ideas and opportunities for related PhD studies in the area.

I look forward to hear your feedback on the book.

Best regards,
Pieter de Wilde

Professor of Building Performance Analysis
Head of the Department of the Built Environment
Plymouth University
Roland Levinsky Building Room 301A
Drake Circus
United Kingdom
Email: pieter.dewilde at

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