Autodesk, Inc., continues to expand its product offerings beyond the traditional CAD and modeling applications, and develop tools that help us gain a better understanding of a building’s impact on its environment through building energy modeling. As understanding a building’s efficiency becomes more critical in the design process, your workflow must adjust to account for the change in tasks. In this session, we’ll examine how to prepare and capitalize on your Revit software model to get the best results. We’ll start by reviewing what an energy model needs from Revit software to maximize the results. Next, you’ll discover how to create an energy model in Revit and review the simulation results. After learning what the predicted energy costs are going to be, we’ll take a peek into Insight 360 software to perform a heating and cooling load analysis, and we’ll wrap up by reviewing the lighting and solar potential analysis tools. It’s all about taking the power of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to the next level, and using it to produce a sustainable design. This session features Revit and Green Building Studio. AIA Approved
- Learn Revit project setup and modeling tips to get the best results in your analysis software
- Learn how to examine the Revit energy modeling settings, and how to perform a baseline simulation
- Discover Insight 360, and learn how it expands the original energy modeling tools to perform tests for heating and cooling loads using the DOE software’s EnergyPlus tools
- Learn about additional Insight tools for lighting and solar studies
David Butts is an Autodesk Expert Elite Team member and Building Information Modeling (BIM) specialist for Gannett Fleming with over 30 years of experience in the architecture, engineering, and construction field. He is responsible for implementation, training, BIM project support, and management for engineering design applications, including Revit, AutoCAD P&ID/Plant 3D, AutoCAD MEP, Navisworks software, and more. He was an Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) training manager and application engineer for an Autodesk Reseller for 13 years, providing implementation and training services across the United States, and serving as a subject matter expert for Autodesk, Inc.’s, Building Design Solutions. He has design experience for a variety of project types, and he was an Autodesk University top-rated speaker for labs and lectures in 2011 and 2016. He authored training videos for 4D Technologies through the 2018 product cycle, and he presents BIM topics for other industry associations annually.