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Energy Modeling-from Conceptual Design to an Energy Model
Andrew Leavitt
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Description

We'll discuss using Revit energy modeling and Green Building Studio cloud-based service to improve sustainability and produce better buildings. This will include a demonstration of a custom Dynamo mass-making tool that translates a design intent spreadsheet into Revit masses. We'll introduce beginners to conceptual energy modeling and provide a step-by-step process guide, including useful hints and potential pitfalls. We'll use real-world examples to demonstrate our energy modeling process, and we'll include comparisons with other common energy modeling software to demonstrate the accuracy and effectiveness of Revit energy modeling.

Key Learnings

  • Learn how to produce a schematic Revit model using masses
  • Learn how to edit masses, zones, and energy settings to produce an accurate energy model
  • Learn how to calculate an energy model and interpret results
  • View results in Green Building Studio and Insight 360

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Andrew Leavitt is an electrical designer at Leo A Daly in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from Tufts University with a degree in mechanical engineering and astrophysics and has had a passion for learning ever since. He has worked closely with engineers and architects for his entire career and his breadth of knowledge has allowed him to develop strategies for bridging the gap between disciplines. He has experience with 2D and 3D design, lighting design, rendering, energy modeling, virtual reality, and a litany of programs and add-ons. He considers himself strong with computers and takes an interest in learning new software and developing new workflows to teach his colleagues.
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I have had a range of roles at my firm over the last six years, Mechanical Technician, Architecture Technician, Job Captain, BIM Manager and Digital Practice Manager. I have enjoyed all of them for deferent reasons and I can safely say I have a better understanding of the building process all around because of it. In my free time, I enjoy mountain biking, dirt biking, sand volleyball and happy hour. I live in downtown Minneapolis so there is never a problem finding something to do.
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