It’s early in the design process. Wouldn’t it be great if there was something that evaluated the benefit of adding insulation, the impact of installing heftier glazing, or the increased efficiency in rotating your building 10 degrees? Architects don’t want to get into energy “modeling.” That’s not their gig. Let's leave that to the MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) professionals. Early energy analysis is the way to go, and tools within Revit software are available to help guide the process. In this session, we will investigate the tools available, including Insight 360 software, and the benefits of running energy analysis early in project design. We’ll discuss the fine line between energy “modeling” and energy “analysis,” as well as workflow implementation and documentation. This session features Revit. AIA Approved
- Understand the features of Insight 360
- Discover the benefits of early energy analysis (not energy modeling!)
- Learn how to integrate energy analysis into typical production
- Understand output and documentation
Licensed architect interested in design and technology for professional practice. Recently joined AECOM after 15 years with Autodesk & relocated from New England to Roanoke Virginia.
Kimberly Fuhrman (LEED AP BD+C) has over 20 years of experience with Autodesk, Inc., products in both the civil and architectural fields. Fuhrman is the Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager at LSC Design in York, Pennsylvania. She enjoys influencing curriculum and impacting the next generation by serving on the Architectural Advisory Committees for Harrisburg Area Community College and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. Promoting sustainability, she is a member of the Market Leadership Advisory Board for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)-Central Pennsylvania Chapter. She is a Revit Architecture Certified Professional, an Expert Elite member, a Revit Inside the Factory Insider (formerly Gunslinger), and the Revit Structure content manager for AUGIWorld. In other words, Fuhrman is an Autodesk cheerleader! She was a speaker at Autodesk University 2015. In her spare time, Fuhrman is a regular contributor to the CAD Panacea blog.