Building Performance Analysis
An Updated Web-Based gbXML Viewer is Now Available

An Updated Web-Based gbXML Viewer is Now Available

Via newsletter from 2018-10-16: A new version of the free web-based gbXML viewer from Ladybug Tools has been launched. This viewer allows you to upload any gbXML file and view it in any browser on any device, whether it is your laptop, smartphone, or tablet. You can also zoom, pan, rotate, hide elements, and...

Environmental Insights Explorer: Intro

Rebecca Moore, Director of Google Earth, Earth Engine & Outreach, introduces the Environmental Insights Explorer – a new tool created by Google in collaboration with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (, is designed to help level the playing field for small cities, amplify the emissions insights of big cities, and ultimately...

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...
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.