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Rapid Energy Modeling Workflows for Existing Buildings

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    This hands-on lab covers Autodesk® software workflows to quickly create 3D building models and perform conceptual energy analysis using existing building geometry, operational characteristics, and local weather data. Resulting energy reports can indicate which buildings perform poorly compared to modeled energy use; managers can then prioritize retrofits and renovations by evaluating various energy conservation measures. We examine use cases and workflows for each solution and use Autodesk® Green Building Studio® to explore potential energy savings and sustainable design alternatives. We also cover best practices, benefits, limitations, and workarounds of various modeling methods. We use examples of real projects, including a U.S Department of Defense project. Attendees get hands-on experience building 3D models of existing structures, running energy reports, and exploring design alternatives to save energy and water and reduce carbon emissions and operating costs in this hands-on lab.

    Key Learnings

    • Describe best practices for getting started with rapid energy modeling in Autodesk® Vasari and Revit® Architecture®
    • Create building mass models, designate settings, and sync to the cloud
    • Create energy reports in Vasari and Revit Architecture, and generate enhanced reports with ENERGY STAR® scores and carbon analysis in Green Building Studio
    • Explore potential energy savings and design alternatives in Green Building Studio