Posts tagged "Solar Analysis"
You've Got GREAT (Solar) Potential!

You’ve Got GREAT (Solar) Potential!

If you want to know about your building’s solar potential and you live in Cambridge, Massachusetts? With a click, the Cambridge Solar Tool shows residents, businesses, and property owners how much electricity can be produced on their rooftops from solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, how the financial investment will pay off, and how much pollution will be...
Just Released: Vasari Beta 1

Just Released: Vasari Beta 1

So it looks like one of my favorite BIM tools is approaching to mature into a product. A Public Beta version of the previous Autdesk Labs project Vasari was just launched on this new site autodeskvasari.com. This Beta 1 release will expire on January 31st 2013. The following features are new or enhanced for Vasari...
Solaratlas Berlin

Solaratlas Berlin

“Which roofs are suitable for photovoltaic installations? How much electricity could such facility produce? What would the investment cost be? The Solar Atlas Berlin shows the city’s solar potential down to the individual building. Property owners and investors can use the Atlas to determine whether a building’s roof is suitable for a solar installation and...

Insolation Studies with SketchUp

This was just pointed out to me: Using LightUp for SketchUp you can perform an insolation analysis to assess the distribution and availability of solar radiation over an entire building or even a city block. It can provide realtime navigation of Insolation results with a realtime spot meter showing kwh/m^2/day as well as static and...

Form Finding with Solar Radiation Analysis

Very interesting test with the Solar Radiation Technology Preview plug-in for Revit 2011: “There’s been a Solar Radiation “Technology Preview” plug-in for Revit available up on Autodesk Labs for a while now. I’ve been curious about it, but haven’t had an idea to apply to it till now. So I mixed up a little form...

Solar Radiation Technology Preview for Revit 2011

Recently made available on Autodesk Labs, the Solar Radiation Technology Preview for Revit 2011 delivers an integrated and visual analysis experience. This updated preview takes full advantage of some new functionality in Revit 2011, for example use of the new Analysis Visualization Framework API is shown off here for the first time (The Analysis Visualization...

Revit Architecture 2011 Features Sun Path Simulation

Based on the concepts known from Ecotect Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011 enables you to simulate the sun path, in order to better understand the impact of the sun in relation to your project and its surrounding context. The sun path is a visual representation of the sun’s range of movement across the sky at the...

BIM and Sustainability Seminar at IIT Using eQUEST and Ecotect

Please check the website below for information on a two day seminar on BIM and Sustainability to be held on the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Chicago Campus, College of Architecture Computer Laboratory from Thursday March 11 to Friday March 12. www.iit.edu/arch/programs/graduate/phd/activities/building_energy_s6.shtml

In-Revit Solar Simulation Tool available

This is an exciting though expected development that the technology behind Ecotect will eventually be integrated right into Autdesk’s core BIM application Revit. Let’s hope this is the first of many integrated building performance tools. Use this Solar Radiation Technology Preview to analyze the effects of solar radiation on various surfaces of your conceptual building...

SunTools for SketchUp is available now

SunTools, a new Plugin for SketchUp is available now. Plug-in Features: SunPATH: visualization (month and year) SunPOS: Sun Position for a date and time SunVIEW: Axonometric views from the Sun SunPENETRATION: Analyze Sun Penetration/Access in any specific analysis point. Several features are work in progress or yet to be implemented. I think this is a...

Ecotect Mesh Data to Rhino

Ted Ngai has posted many interesting RhinoScript and Grasshopper examples on his blog atelier nGai. Especially worth mentioning are two tutorials that experiment with a generative approach using Ecotect solar simulation data to drive the creation of geometry in Rhino. In this instance solar access data was used to determine the size of skylights in...

Informed Massing Studies with Ecotect and Revit

Learn how to make informed decisions during your massing studies through incident solar and energy simulatin in a Revit to Ecotect workflow. Read this step by step tutorial on the Green BIM blog. The most appropriate workflow for early analysis is to begin designing within the BIM application. At this stage you can utilize the...