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.
Real property managers,
and builders who are interested in using Autodesk® FormIt™ mobile and Autodesk Vasari to create quick energy models of existing buildings,
explore options for new construction,
and explore design alternatives for conserving resources and containing costs
Mr. Sullivan works with U.S. Federal Government agencies and industry partners deploying 3D modeling and simulation technologies focusing on the application of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies for government programs through a project test-bed approach. His current projects include the deployment of digital 3D building models to rapidly predict the energy use of DoD facilities; developing and implementing Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) standard to enable 3D building model construction data to be transferred to public building owners; and creating an interface between the U.S TRICARE Space and Equipment Planning System (SEPS) and 3D modeling applications to facilitate DoD medical facility programming and planning. He holds a Master's Degree in Technology Management and a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Geography/Geospatial Sciences, both from the University of Maryland.