What is Energy Modeling?
Energy Modeling is a necessary tool that progressive design teams utilize to implement a building science approach to the design, construction and operation of high-performance buildings. However, Energy Modeling is often used incorrectly or at the wrong time, hindering the overall value of the tool.
Our Approach Differentiates Design Teams!
At Green Ideas, we utilize an Energy Model to better equip design teams with data for more informed decision making throughout the design process. We engage an iterative methodology to Energy Modeling for comparative analysis, which provides a true building science design approach for project teams. Our process engages advanced visualization workflows so we can keep pace with stringent design timelines and budgets. Ultimately, Green Ideas will positively enhance the lifecycle operating costs for building owners (refer to Image 1 for sample energy cost data).
Image 1: Sample Energy Cost Data
Bringing Value to Design Teams through Advanced Energy Modeling.
We utilize our proprietary Energy Modeling software and process to create Energy Models that work! Our experience with Energy Modeling and high-performance building design allows us to interact with design professionals and offer value-added recommendations that will improve the energy performance of your building.
Typical Energy Modeling Questions from Design Teams:
Question 1: When should I perform an Energy Model?
Answer: Our proprietary approach allows you to engage Energy Modeling and Building Science analysis from day one. While all projects differ, the earlier you engage energy conversations in the design process the better. We have provided value to design teams as early as the programming phase. Iterative peak load analysis during programming and space layout can often times reap great benefits down the line! In short, the earlier and more often you perform Energy Modeling, the better!
Question 2: Can Green Ideas Energy Modeling software share information with my Revit model?
Answer: Yes! Our approach to Energy Modeling integrates with existing Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows to enable expedited analysis and decision making. We can work with anything from a bar napkin sketch to a complex federated model (refer to Image 2 to see how an imported analysis model looks)!
Image 2: Integration Interface Imagery
Question 3: How long does it take to get answers? What type of reporting can we expect?
Answer: Our process for modeling and analysis has been created specifically to match the stringent nature and requirements of your design timeline. We aim to sync our deliverables with your project requirements in order to provide the most value. Our standard reporting method has been designed to help “tell the story” of design progression. We provide graphical results along with robust data reports so anyone on the team can understand the results (Image 3 is a sample of a schematic level summary report). Our goal is to seamlessly integrate with your project delivery approach to enhance your design services.
Image 3: Sample Schematic Design Analysis Presentation Board
Contact us to learn more! We always want to work with innovative and progressive design teams!
Let’s transform the built environment together!