Where Data Meets Design – Inform the Design Process
The Team at Green Ideas Building Science Consultants interjects data analysis into existing design processes. Our approach allows project teams to gain knowledge from the graphical exploitation of empirical Building Information Models. It is our goal to amplify the discovery phases that are an inherent component of the traditional design process, while simultaneously meeting the needs of the ever more stringent, owner-driven project timeline. There’s no reason your team shouldn’t strive to do the same! Here’s why:
Data-Enhanced Design processes provide the following benefits to project teams of any size, working on projects of any type:
- Iterative Design Becomes the Norm: Engaging in analysis of key building performance metrics early and often is the key! If your team is committed to doing this, you will always understand where your design decisions occurred in your process and you can begin confidently challenging your assumptions by asking the question “why?” at anytime. This process will provide true insight into how your design has evolved, allowing you to confidently optimize your conceptual design and efficiently document your process, highlighting performance as an integral component of the final design.
- Repeat Data Becomes Repeat Success: When utilizing project generated data on a regular basis, your team will begin to gain insights into future design directions. This will allow you to optimize your next project approach through proper application of documented past design processes to ensure repeat success.
- Occupant Comfort/Interaction Becomes an Empirical Focus: Your team can truly gain an understanding of indoor environmental quality and systems interactions and prove that the design considers these elements at many levels. By utilizing generated model geometry at any phase in the design process you can quickly describe how your design responds to user needs. Now you can embed passive strategies into your designs and defend your design decisions through comparative analysis of identified metrics.
- Automation Expedites Documentation and Amplifies the Discovery Process: By engaging data in your everyday process, you can become more strategic and efficient in your design exploration and documentation. Data will allow you to automate your design analysis to identify breakpoints in building performance and design budgets. Now you can truly engage in Target Value Design and prove your approach.