Posts tagged "Conceptual Energy Modeling"

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)

Energy Simulation Plug-ins for Revit Review by LMN Tech Studio

With our continued efforts in enhancing sustainability in all our projects, we have been looking into early-design daylight and energy analysis. Since LMN loves Revit, we tested 3 energy simulation plug-ins available for Revit: IES-VE, Design Builder and Sefaira. IES and Design Builder are 2 standalone energy simulation software famous among energy modelers and MEP...
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...
Simergy Version 1.3 is Now Available

Simergy Version 1.3 is Now Available

Simergy v1.3 was released today. You can download it from the Simergy website at: http://Simergy.lbl.gov As all of you know, 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...

Sefaira for Revit – Webinar Recording now available

I had introduced Sefaira in a recent post. Now the mentioned webinar in regards to their Revit integration is available on Sefira’s Vimeo site (or watch below, update: but for some reason I can’t make the embedded video “full screen”)
Interview: "Design Energy Simulation for Architects" w/ Kjell Anderson, AIA

Interview: “Design Energy Simulation for Architects” w/ Kjell Anderson, AIA

Kjell Anderson, AIA practices at LMN in Seattle, with a focus on sustainability. He previously worked at Callison, training employees internationally on energy simulation and modeling. His upcoming book, “Design Energy Simulation for Architects: Guide to 3D Graphics” explores energy use and modeling in architecture. Go to the AIA Washington State blog to read the...
Sefaira: Cloud-Based Early Design Performance Analysis for Revit and SketchUp

Sefaira: Cloud-Based Early Design Performance Analysis for Revit and SketchUp

Sefaira is a relatively new kid on the block in the Building Performance Analysis field. It looks like that speed of calculation is one of the differentiators here compared to similar tools. What I find exciting is that they will have a webcast showcasing their new integration with my favorite design tool Revit on Wednesday...
Archsim Energy Modeling for Grasshopper

Archsim Energy Modeling for Grasshopper

The Archsim Energy Modeling component for Grasshopper allows you to quickly create multi-zone energy models and simulations for building design. The tool comes with an abstract thermal model class library and various functions such as “early design auto-zoning”, “automated intersections” etc. that assist you with model creation, simulation and result visualization.  Currently, supported simulation engines...

Simergy: A Free, Comprehensive Graphical User Interface for Energy Modeling with EnergyPlus

Simergy v1.0 was released today. Simergy is a free graphical user interface (GUI)  that enables DOE’s whole-building energy modeling engine EnergyPlus to be used more easily and effectively. Simergy helps meet the advanced building energy modeling needs of architects, mechanical engineers, simulation consultants, energy analysts and sustainability consultants. Simergy can be downloaded from simergy.lbl.gov. (Note...

ArchiCAD 16 EcoDesigner Star Webinar

A key feature of ArchiCAD 16 is the built-in energy evaluation functionality, which has been done by integrating the entire functionality of EcoDesigner, which was a plug-in earlier, with the application. The built-in Energy Evaluation functionality of ArchiCAD 16 is similar to the former standalone EcoDesigner product, but is based on entirely new technology which...

Webinar: Performance Based Design – The Energy Modeling Process

Want to do sustainable design but don’t know what software to use to do your analysis? Like the idea of performative design but want to see if it works before trying it yourself? This session will cover these topics and more, with the goal of showing not just how it can be done but that...

Webinar: Using Green Building Studio with Revit

Autodesk Green Building Studio is a web-based energy analysis tool that can help architects and designers perform whole building analysis, optimize energy efficiency, and work toward carbon neutrality earlier in the design process. In this webinar learn how Green Building Studio works, how to perform common tasks with the software, and how to understand energy...