Building Performance Analysis

Energy Analysis Enhancement in Revit 2016

Autodesk Revit 2016 introduces a number of powerful new Energy Analysis capabilities to help improve your design decisions earlier, and more regularly throughout the design process in an easier, more reliable, and cohesive manner than ever before..(For Subscription customers)

Winning with Life-Cycle Assessment

This session will provide an overview of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), related requirements for LEEDv4, and the Revit application Tally as a tool for analyzing and reporting LCA throughout design and construction. LCA is a relatively new process in building design and construction aimed at reducing a building’s impact on the environment, and offers another...
Greenbuild Session D10 - Getting the LCA credit in LEEDv4

Greenbuild Session D10 – Getting the LCA credit in LEEDv4

A big change in LEED rewards designers who use life cycle assessment (LCA) to verifiably reduce the environmental impact of buildings. Three points are available and they’re easier to achieve than they look. The new credit is Option 4 of the “Building life-cycle impact reduction” credit, part of the big leap forward in the LEED...

LEED to Recognize Living Building Challenge Energy & Water Requirements

Press release via USGBC .. April 3, 2015 (Washington, DC) – The U.S. Green Building Council announced today that it will now recognize energy and water requirements from the Living Building Challenge (the Challenge) green building system within the LEED green building program. “USGBC and the International Living Future Institute, developers of the Living Building...
Wizards of Weather - New Tools for Predicting the Effects of Climate Change

Wizards of Weather – New Tools for Predicting the Effects of Climate Change

 Wizards of Weather – New Tools for Predicting the Effects of Climate Change Promise Better-Performing and more Adaptable Buildings via Architectural Record Architects and engineers must consider a building site’s climate to create structures that efficiently keep occupants comfortable. There are, however, basic deficiencies in the weather data that they commonly plug into energy simulations....
Tally Life-Cycle Assessment Greenbuild 2014 Session

Tally Life-Cycle Assessment Greenbuild 2014 Session

Life Cycle Assessment at the Speed of Design – Greenbuild 2014 session by Jonathan Rowe (Autodesk), Roderick Bates and Ryan Welch (KieranTimberlake)
Greenbuild Session A09 - Daylighting Simulation at Four Architecture Firms

Greenbuild Session A09 – Daylighting Simulation at Four Architecture Firms

This is a very interesting session from last years Greenbuild on how four leading architectural firms tackle the issues around understanding daylight metrics and informing design decisions accordingly. How do firms start a daylight simulation program in-house, how do they run it, integrate with project schedules, and use it to make better design decisions? Leading...

Cloud-based Energy Simulation Using EnergyPlus

This is a recording from a webinar that was hosted on February 10, 2015 to introduce the Project EnergyPlus Cloud available in Autodesk Labs. During the session Principal Engineer and Product Owner Krishnan Gowri demonstrates how to utilize EnergyPlus Cloud in addition to facilitating an open forum discussion for feedback.
Tortuga - a Global Warming Potential Evaluator for Grasshopper

Tortuga – a Global Warming Potential Evaluator for Grasshopper

Tortuga evaluates the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of your model. It provides a material editor which applies materials from the Ökobau.dat database to Grasshopper geometries. The database contains a huge variety of construction materials and processes including lifecycle and GWP data. Tortuga will display calculated GWP values and colorize the geometry accordingly. It provides a...
Athena Impact Estimator Updated to Version 5.0 Build 01

Athena Impact Estimator Updated to Version 5.0 Build 01

The new build contains several updates and bug fixes, including updated material algorithms for wide flange section beam materials, and lifespan increases for all metal roof cladding materials from 45 years to 60 years. Download the latest version of the Impact Estimator for Buildings here. Find more detail on this release here.

Climate Consultant 6.0 Beta Available

Climate Consultant 6.0 Beta is the latest release available for testing. It fixes some errors found in version 5.5, has fine-tuned the choice of Best Design Guidelines, and offers the capability to export selected EPW weather data variables and calculated statistics to a CSV file for viewing in EXCEL. Two major enhancements include a link...

Revision of TMY3 Weather Files

White Box Technologies (WBT), in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has revised the TMY3 weather files to correct inconsistencies in units for illuminances, improve the reporting of Liquid Precipitation, replace all missing records with interpolated or filled values (chiefly for visibility, ceiling height, aerosol optical depth, and albedo), and add a new...