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Essential tools, plugins and addons for PHPP

The Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is the most effective way to plan and design energy efficient buildings and retrofits. The energy balance and planning tool is easy to use and provides reliable calculations, as has already been experienced by several thousand users. There are now a number of 3rd party tools and plugins available...
Designing for the Post-Carbon Economy - Eric Corey Freed @ TEDxPenn

Designing for the Post-Carbon Economy – Eric Corey Freed @ TEDxPenn

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ALFA - A New Circadian Lighting Design Software

ALFA – A New Circadian Lighting Design Software

The team from Solemma (Diva for Rhino) has announced the release of ALFA, a new circadian lighting design software for architects and lighting professionals. ALFA is the result of a year-long collaboration with sleep experts at Harvard Medical School and the Alertness CRC in Australia. The program supports the calculation of circadian lux from the...

Ladybug Tools and Green Building XML: Open Source Tools for Building Analysis (Webinar Recording)

A recording of a live webinar of Ladybug Tools with emphasis on Green Building XML and the new web-based gbXML viewer. This Carmel Software webinar is targeted toward energy modelers, engineers, architects, software vendors, and generally anyone who is interested in viewing the latest in Ladybug Tool workflows with an emphasis on integration with Green...

Smart Digital Cities: Digitizing Seattle, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm & Oslo

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?