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Visualizing Data with Dynamo + PowerBI

Visualizing Data with Dynamo + PowerBI

A quick look at using Dynamo for extracting key insights from your project related to departments, rooms, total square footage and the ratios within. Then using Power BI to understand visually what is happening in the project instead seeing numbers in Excel, use graphs and charts that are easier to understand.

RevitPH – Live link between Revit and the PHPP

Just came across this one, I am wondering what the technology is that connects Revit to Excel (Dynamo, Flux)? Anybody know more about it?
Ladybug+Honeybee Fall 2016 Series

Ladybug+Honeybee Fall 2016 Series

Ladybug+Honeybee are tools connecting parametric geometry in Rhino3D to EnergyPlus, Radiance and Berkeley Labs Window and Daylighting tools. This series is led by tool developer Chris Mackey, a building scientist and designer and a graduate of MIT’s Masters of Architecture and Masters of Science in Building Technology programs. Full workshops are available at http://www.performance.network
Flux Live Data Dashboard

Flux Live Data Dashboard

So, you have a bunch of data in Flux and your project is ticking along. Your project is being updated with increasing fidelity and the building is slowly taking shape. This dashboard lets you to stay on top of progress with a simple and beautiful presentation of your Flux data, including Visualizing your Flux data...

UNBOXED featuring Flux

Flux is a data exchange and collaboration platform for designing the buildings and cities of tomorrow. I will demonstrate our native data exchange plugins for Grasshopper, Revit, SketchUp, Dynamo, and Excel, as well as a collection of experimental features from Flux Labs.  

For Better or For Worse – Interview with Richard Heinberg on his new book “Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy”

Author Richard Heinberg on new book “Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy”. Plus plankton expert Dr. Michael Behrenfeld: is the foundation of ocean life in trouble? Listen to the podcast right here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] or read the original post at http://www.ecoshock.org/2016/06/for-better-or-for-worse.html You can order...
Calculate Whole Building LCA and Health Impacts of a Rhino Model

Calculate Whole Building LCA and Health Impacts of a Rhino Model

I love this approach to LCA, simple and accessible … I am looking forward seeing this come to Revit based on the material takeoff schedule? Here are two statistics to chew on: 1. In the U.S., buildings account for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions, 30% of raw materials use, and 30% of waste output (136...

IES VE Demonstration and Sneak Peak of New Release

IES VE Demonstration and Sneak Peak of New Release from Performance Workshops on Vimeo.
New Tutorials for CompAIR: Pharos's Tool For Comparing VOCs

New Tutorials for CompAIR: Pharos’s Tool For Comparing VOCs

The CompAIR volatile ingredients calculator helps users identify building products that release less chemicals into the air. Since we are exposed to these chemicals when we breathe, and some are hazardous, selecting products with lower or no Volatile Ingredients can help avoid damaging worker and occupant health. For more detail about the CompAIR volatile ingredients...
Jen Carlile (Flux Factory) Keynote - Day 3 - Design Modelling Symposium 2015

Jen Carlile (Flux Factory) Keynote – Day 3 – Design Modelling Symposium 2015

Jen Carlile is Co-Founder and Software Engineer at Flux Factory. Jen introduces the recently announced FLUX Collaboration Tools for the Architecture and Construction Industry during her presentation. The keynote was held during the Design Modelling Symposium Copenhagen 2015 Modelling Behaviour, held in Copenhagen, Denmark at CITA, Centre for Information Technology and Architecture, Royal Danish Academy...

Ladybug for Dynamo

Ladybug is an open source environmental plugin originally developed for Grasshopper3D that helps architects and engineers create an environmentally-conscious architectural design. Ladybug imports standard EnergyPlus Weather files (.EPW) into Dynamo and provides a variety of 3D interactive graphics to support the decision-making process during the initial stages of design. You can do solar and solar...

Webinar – Weather Data for Energy Modeling

The Chicago Chapter of IBPSA-USA hosted this free webinar on January 21, 2016 on the topic of Weather Data for Energy Modeling. Every energy model depends on good, accurate weather data. This webinar will offer presentations from three experts to discuss: How weather data files are developed TMY (Typical Meteorological Year) data vs. AMY (Actual...