Building Performance Analysis

A New Site for EPW Weather Data – Climate.OneBuilding.Org

Climate.OneBuilding.Org is a new respository of weather datasets for building performance simulation. Why should you download Climate Data Files from Climate.OneBuilding? 2013 Design Condtions from ASHRAE Fundamentals Handbook New Weather Data Sets that You Can’t Get from EnergyPlus web site Frequently Updated as New Weather Data Sets and Design Conditions are Released Consistent naming and...
Life-Cycle Assessment with Revit and Tally for the Atlanta Falcons Stadium

Life-Cycle Assessment with Revit and Tally for the Atlanta Falcons Stadium

This is an interesting Autodesk University Class on life-cycle assessment via a BIM model from AU 2014 that went live a little while ago: AB6581: Flying High with Revit and Tally: Lifecycle Assessment for the Atlanta Falcons Stadium The new Atlanta Falcons stadium is a large, complex project that strives to push sustainability forward in...
URBANMODELING [v2.0] for Rhino Released

URBANMODELING [v2.0] for Rhino Released

Umi is a Rhino-based design environment for architects and urban planners interested in modeling the environmental performance of neighborhoods and cities with respect to operational and embodied energy use, walkability and daylighting potential. Umi is being developed by the Sustainable Design Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with support from a National Science Foundation...

Simergy v1.4 Released

Simergy v1.4 was released today. You can download it from the Simergy website at: http://Simergy.lbl.gov Simergy is a BIM/BEM application that dramatically reduces the time and complexity required to use DOE’s whole-building energy modeling and performance simulation engine — EnergyPlus. Simergy was designed and developed to meet the advanced building energy modeling needs of architects,...
Elements - Weather File Editor and Visualizer

Elements – Weather File Editor and Visualizer

Just want to share this tool that I stumbled across lately: Elements is a free, open-source, cross-platform software tool for creating and editing custom weather files for building energy modeling. The goal of the project is to develop a comprehensive, integrated application suitable for handling all of the common tasks associated with weather files. Major...

Revit Credit Manager for LEED Updated

On October 30, the development team updated the technology preview for the Revit Credit Manager for LEED at Autodesk Labs. This update includes numerous bug fixes and enhancements based on Autodesk Labs Community feedback as well as addition of a new credit calculator, MRC4 – Recycled Content. And based on our most popular request, the...
Webinar: The New IES-Approved Daylight Metrics

Webinar: The New IES-Approved Daylight Metrics

Here are the slides and a recording of my October 23rd AIA San Francisco and IBPSA webinar on the New Daylight Metrics. Download slides here  
Energy Analysis for Dynamo – Open Beta Release

Energy Analysis for Dynamo – Open Beta Release

Check out this Energy Analysis for Dynamo package from from Core Studio at Thornton Tomasetti: We are very happy to announce the open beta release of Energy Analysis for Dynamo, available today in the Dynamo Package Manager, and on Github.  Energy Analysis for Dynamo allows for parametric energy modeling and whole-building energy analysis workflows in...
Flux Factory – Using Big Data to Improve the Built Environment

Flux Factory – Using Big Data to Improve the Built Environment

  The previous post was a little teaser, this post from one year ago presented the rumors, here is some more substantial background of what is being cooked at Flux: Not many people are cognizant of it, but the world of software has long taken cues from the field of architecture. Much of the vocabulary,...
Flux Factory's Vision - Big Data in Building Design

Flux Factory’s Vision – Big Data in Building Design

A little peek into Flux Factory’s vision for the future of building design on the web.. Big Data in building design, fascinating ..
Sefaira Releases Performance Analysis Plug-in for Revit

Sefaira Releases Performance Analysis Plug-in for Revit

Sefaira Now Provides Feedback on Energy and Daylighting Trade-Offs in Autodesk Revit Sefaira, the leader in software for high-performance building design, today announced that it now delivers real-time energy analysis and daylighting analysis within Autodesk® Revit. With the Sefaira for Revit plugin, architects can now assess tradeoffs between energy and daylighting performance and make performance-based...

Data-Driven Design: Architecture in the Age of Information @ Greenbuild

If you are going to Greenbuild in New Orleans this year then check out this presentation: E10 – Data-Driven Design: Architecture in the Age of Information Thursday, October 23 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM | MR 356 Overview: The Big Data revolution is changing every area of work and life—including buildings. Architecture has always...