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Kaveh Alagheband

AB6905: Synchronizing Thermal and Lighting Analysis in Performance-Based Design

(Duration 55:34)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn about the energy-performance capabilities of Revit software and GBS.
  • Learn how to use rendering for gathering Illuminance values (also newer metrics such as ASE and sDa).
  • Learn how to use the Dynamo extension to read Illuminance data and also to perform simple math operations.
  • Learn how to organize the full analysis and make conclusions.

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

Revit software and Green Building Studio web-based energy analysis service provide us with in-depth and overwhelming data in relation to building performance. Currently, however, organizing the data and decision-making is mostly a user responsibility. For example, although Revit software's full analysis provides us with lighting and thermal analysis, the results are not synchronized. To be more exact, the lighting part of the full analysis uses lighting power density (LPD), which is only related to the area and disregards other features such as window properties (even window size) or orientation, and so on. Using the Dynamo visual programming language extension and cloud-rendering services (illuminance calculation is currently a render operation) provided by Autodesk, Inc., it is possible to gather and organize illuminance values for the internal space. From there it is easy to calculate the internal lighting load, and accordingly it is possible to achieve a fully concerted thermal and lighting analysis, which is crucial in decision-making (especially in the design phase).

Target Audience

Target Audience

Architects, Engineers, Technicians of Building Simulation

Speakers

Speakers

Kaveh Alagheband

Kaveh Alagheh is a PhD student at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he teaches Autodesk, Inc., products to undergraduate students. For the last 2 years he has also been involved in extensive research about the energy-saving potential of architectural forms. This study entails visual programming, coding, and other form-generating technics, and it involves analyzing the resulting forms and comparing the data in order to find patterns and rules in different climates. Some of the results of that research include being featured in certain publications and winning the Sefaira Perform Live Design Competition.

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Tags

Published

  • 2014
  • AB6905
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Revit for Architects, Vasari

Industries

  • Architecture
  • Construction and Utilities

Topics

  • Architecture

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Additional Resources