Posts tagged "LEED"
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...

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...

Revit Credit Manager for LEED

The Revit Credit Manager for LEED will allow you to automate calculations for your LEED Daylighting and Views IEQ 8.1 (Daylight Option 1 Simulation and Option 2 Prescriptive) and IEQ8.2 (Views) credits as well as streamline the submittals conveniently from inside Autodesk Revit 2014 software. Go to the Autodesk Feedback Community to find out more...

Inside The Greenest Office Building In The World

Seattle’s Bullitt Center goes way beyond LEED certification. It has entirely zero impact, from clean materials, composting toilets, and rainwater harvesting. Take a walk inside. Seattle is not the place you would think to build an entirely solar-powered building. But that’s part of the idea behind the Bullit Center: If it can make it as...
Wood: An Integral Part of a Net-Positive Building

Wood: An Integral Part of a Net-Positive Building

The Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), located in Vancouver, British Columbia, is an interdisciplinary academic centre; the building is home to multiple research projects and the subject of ongoing studies on the long-term effects of sustainable design, construction and operation. CIRS is expected to be UBC’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design...

How do BREEAM, LEED and DGNB Compare?

Case Study: HGA “Designing for LEED Platinum with Revit & IESVE”

“A fantastic example of best practice integration of performance analysis for sustainable building design.” Via IES VE youtube channel ..  
LEED Calculations with BIM

LEED Calculations with BIM

Recorded at the April 2012 monthly meeting of the NYC Revit Users Group, this video features Amy Patel, LEED AP from HOK’s buildingSMART team. She shares an overview of the LEED process, sustainable design credits, which ones can be calculated in a BIM platform and how to do it. Thanks for sharing …
Using Revit Schedule to Calculate Energy Production

Using Revit Schedule to Calculate Energy Production

“This method can be applied for LEED NC Energy & Atmosphere Credit 2. This credit requires a calculation for the energy generated by a renewable source. For example, a typical wind turbine model can be selected and the proper values put in according to the manufacturer’s specifications. To make the example more flexible, data was...

Conceptual Building Performance Analyses Likely to be Encouraged through New LEED 2012

The USGBC’s LEED Pilot Credit Library and the public comment version of LEED 2012, which is being developed right now, include nine new pilot credits for Integrative Process and Materials & Resources. Pilot Credit 48: “IP – Discovery: Analysis to Support Integrative Process” is specifically asking to conduct analyses to develop an understanding of key...

Harvard University Office for Sustainability Green Building Resource

This site offers an amazing pool of information on sustainable design issues from Integrated Design checklists, LEED and Energy Modeling roadmaps to documented case studies: “The Harvard Office for Sustainability (formerly Harvard Green Campus Initiative) has developed this Green Building Resource to support the implementation of Harvard’s Green Building Standards and Harvard’s Sustainability Principles. The...

Energy Modeling, ASHRAE 90.1 and LEED

This is one of the most comprehensible abstracts on Energy Modeling and LEED a came across so far: Energy Modeling, ASHRAE 90.1 and LEED (By Andrew J. Kamnik) “The most challenging prerequisite in the LEED for New Construction certification process is the Energy and Atmosphere Prerequisite 2: Minimum Energy Performance. Any project seeking Certified, Silver,...