In climate-responsive design the building becomes an intermediary in its own energy housekeeping, forming a link between the harvest of climate resources and lowenergy provision of comfort. Essential here is the employment of climate-responsive building elements, defined as structural and architectural elements in which the energy infrastructure is far-reaching integrated. This thesis presents the results of research conducted on what knowledge is needed in the early stages of the design process and how to transfer and transform that knowledge to the field of the architect in order for them to successfully implement the principles of climate-responsive design. The derived content, form and functional requirements provide the framework for a designdecision support tool. These requirements were incorporated into a concept tool that has been presented to architects in the field, in order to gain their feedback.
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Climate-responsive design: A framework for an energy concept design-decision support tool for architects using principles of climate-responsive design