Building Performance Analysis
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...

Changemakers: Shawn Hunter – Lifecycle Assessment (Podcast)
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 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...
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
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.  
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...