Research center on building energy in Tsinghua University: Annual research report on building energy conservation in China 2018. Beijing: China building industry press, 2018.
 N. Baker, K. Steemers. Energy and environment in architecture: a technical design guide. New York: E& FN Spon, 2000.
 E. O. Cofaigh, E. Fitzgerald, R. Alcock, A. McNicholl, et al. A green Vitruvius-Principles and Practice of Sustainable Architecture Design. London: James& James (Science Publishers) Ltd, 1999.
 W. Wang, H. Rivars, R. Zmeureanu, “Floor shape optimization for green building design”. Advanced Engineering Informatics, vol. 20, pp. 363–378, 2006.
 C. Ratti, N. Baker and K. Steemers, “Energy consumption and urban texture”. Energy and buildings, vol. 37, pp. 762-776, 2005.
 K. Steemers, “Energy and the city: density, buildings and transport”. Energy and Buildings, vol. 35, pp. 3-14, 2003.
 H.Y. Mei, F. Wang, and Y.L. Zhang, “Study on the design for architecture form adapted to cold regions for low energy consumption”. Architecture Journal, vol. 11, pp. 88-93, 2013.
 S. Hu, D. Yan, and Y. Cui, “Influence of building space form on the energy consumption of residential buildings”. Building science, vol. 31, pp. 17-124, 2015.
 B.B. Ren, Y.P. Wang, S.Y. Xiao, and Y. Cui, “Forms of office buildings with low energy consumption in Tianjin area”. Building Energy Efficiency, vol. 43, pp. 66-68, 2015.
 M.S. Lin, Y.Q. Pan, and W.D. Long, “Influence of building body-type coefficient on energy consumption of office buildings in hot-summer-and cold-winter areas of China”. Building Energy Efficiency, vol. 10, pp. 63-66, 2015.
 H. Wei, L.F. Zhang, H. Ji, H.l. Shi, “The Analysis of the Building’s Plane Shape Influence on its Energy Consumption” in Conf. 2010 International Conference on E-Product E-Service and E-Entertainment. Henan: IEEA, 2010.
 B. Xia, “Low carbon design research on the space layout types of office building”. New Architecture, vol. 11, pp. 92-95, 2016.
 M. Mottahedi, A. Mohammadpour, S. S. Amiri, D. Riley, S. Asadi, “Multi-linear Regression Models to Predict the Annual Energy Consumption of an Office Building with Different Shapes”. Procedia Engineering, vol. 118, pp. 622-629, 2015.
 S. Asadi, S. S. Amiri, M. Mottahedi, “On the development of multi-linear regression analysis to assess energy consumption in the early stages of building design”. Energy and Buildings, vol. 85, pp. 246-255, 2014.
 E. Touloupaki, T. Theodosiou, “Optimization of Building form to Minimize Energy Consumption through Parametric Modelling”. Procedia Environment Science, vol. 38, pp. 509-514, 2017.
 L. Li. “The optimization of architectural shape based on Genetic Algorithm”. Frontiers of Architectural Research, no. 1, pp. 392-399, 2012.