Performance Assessment Method (PAM)
(After J A Clarke, presented at Right Light '97, Copenhagen)
A PAM defines practice simulation procedures (actions
in BOLD, knowledge in italics).
- Establish computer representation corresponding
to a base case design.
- Calibrate Model using reliable techniques.
- Locate representative boundary conditions of appropriate
- Undertake integrated simulations using suitable
- Express multi-variate performance in terms
of suitable criteria.
- Identify problem areas as a function of criteria
- Analyse simulation results to identify cause
- Postulate remedies by associating problem causes
with appropriate design options.
- For each postulate, establish a reference model to
a justifiable level of resolution.
- Interate from step 4 until overall performance
- Repeat from step 3 to establish replicability
for other climate zones.
A PAM can be attributed with alternative knowledge instances
depending on the users's viewpoint and program capability.