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Implementing Early Energy Modeling in an Architectural Practice

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    Learn how top-ranked architecture firm Lake|Flato adopted Insight building performance analysis software to more fully embrace early energy modeling across the firm. It helps that the firm’s culture favors sustainable design—it’s won more national AIA COTE awards than any other firm in the United States. But the firm still required an implementation strategy. This session will cover the messaging, training, support, and results—which include the firm’s use of Insight on all projects to report pEUI (predicted energy use intensity) for its most recent AIA 2030 Commitment report. Staff training covered why Insight produces accurate results. Additionally, we featured staff and project successes that occurred when we used Insight to model a project and, based on those results, develop strategies to reduce energy use. You will also learn about a paper we developed, with an MEP consultant, using Insight to show various wall insulation thicknesses in multiple climate zones. Finally, as a beta tester for the next-generation version of Insight, you’ll discover what's new.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn about how to successfully develop an implementation strategy for early energy modeling
    • Learn how to deliver valuable messaging to staff about new tools and expectations
    • Find helpful information on how to successfully use Revit and Insight
    • Learn how to document support issues and capture tips to share with the firm