Webinar Series Overview

In this series, we will start with benchmarking the building energy use intensity (EUI). Using this metric as a starting point, we will then begin the process of driving our energy use down, utilizing all of the capabilities developed by the Microdesk Sustainability R&D team. We will progress through the various phases of BIM design projects over the course of three webinars.

We will start Part 1 (Sustainability for Site Analysis) in early conceptual and schematic design by benchmarking a campus and using that data to identify areas that need the most immediate attention. Then we will discuss how benchmarking plays a role in the early conceptual stages for site analysis. In the next part of the series, we will be focusing on that Building Performance Analysis and driving down EUI using all the capabilities from our sustainability tool belt. Once we have reached the end of the design and have maxed out reductions, we can get into what is possible in the post-construction and occupancy phase by transitioning to our Assets Management team getting into IoT and Facilities Management /Assets Information Models. We can drive home the idea of connecting this information back to the early campus benchmarked model to have live records that can help inform where to allocate finances for future projects.

Part 1

September 22 marks the fall equinox, and the beginning of cold winter weather, so what better time to discuss how BIM for sustainability will help your team make informed energy usage design decisions. We will kick off our series with the early conceptual phase and will progress through the lifecycle of a sustainable lifecycle of a project over the series. We will be using all the tools built-in with Autodesk Insight, cover all the capabilities, and discuss how they can be applied to help inform your design team decisions.

In this webinar, we will:

  • Benchmark the building energy use intensity (EUI) and learn how we can leverage that data to make informed early design decisions.
    • This will include massing and siting of the building.
  • Conduct a solar and shading study in concert with a wind study to optimize site conditions to maximize the use and reduce costs to the owner.
  • Wrap up with future outlooks and what is in the pipeline including what generative design impact for these analyses are and how they are being developed by the Microdesk Sustainability R&D team!

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