Energy Modeling for Decision Confidence
GBCI: 0920011364Systematic early design energy modeling assists design teams and owners by clarifying the decision space, and bringing relevant information to the discussion.
- 1 CE
LEED version: v4
Published on: November 09, 2016
We all know that having the right information earlier produces substantially superior results. Systematic early design energy modeling assists design teams and owners by clarifying the decision space, and bringing relevant information to the discussion. Students will discover the replicable methods to produce better information sooner as well as the incentive programs to look for that will subsidize these best practices. Building energy modeling and distributed generation systems will be covered so students will have all of the tools necessary to push for net zero building designs.
- State how energy modeling may be used to make cost effective decisions while also maximizing energy efficiency.
- Articulate how and why early design phase modeling helps quantify decision making, has low environmental impact, and improves occupant health and well-being.
- Explain the advantages of solar PV, small wind, and combined heat and power for optimal thermal comfort.
- Describe how different energy modeling tools may be used to produce differing levels of service depending on timing and scope.