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Changemakers: Shawn Hunter – Lifecycle Assessment (Podcast)

https://www.usgbc.org/articles/changemaker-shawn-hunter-life-cycle-assessment
Outdoor Thermal Comfort study in the MIT North Court

Outdoor Thermal Comfort study in the MIT North Court

Check out this study by Christoph Reinhart, Jay Dhariwal via http://web.mit.edu/sustainabledesignlab/projects/NorthCourtStudy/index.html MIT North Court Study (link to journal article) For this project we teamed up with SOOFA, an MIT Media Lab spinoff and Internet of Things (IOT) company, to develop and test a novel approach to validate the capability of biometeorological indices to predict the...

BIMobject Starts Adding LCA and EPD Data to Digital Building Components

Today, BIMobject AB (BIMobject) and FED Spinoff – Future Environmental Design (FED) announce the agreement to cooperate to develop new functionalities and services for the platform BIMobject® Cloud regarding product information on sustainability and environment. This will allow manufacturers to share data on the environmental sustainability of their products, and enable designers and architects to...
Daylight Performance Predictions - IBPSA University

Daylight Performance Predictions – IBPSA University

This session is presented by Christoph Reinhart via IBPSA University This talk provides an overview of the use of computer-based daylight simulations for building and urban design. Following a review of the history of daylight calculation methods over the past 100 years, we will focus on the evolution of daylighting metrics from the daylight factor...

Bringing the Classroom to Life! This Applies to Architecture not just Economics

I watched this TEDxFindhorn talk by Jonathan Dawson recently and thought of how theses themes totally should apply to the architectural education as well. Loved it …
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...