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2019-04-30 09:00:002019-04-30 17:00:00America/New_YorkEnergy and Climate Analysis Tools for ArchitectsThe workshop will begin by taking a hands-on approach toward
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York NY 10012
Apr 30, 2019
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Tuesday, 4/30, 9am - 5pm
Center for Architecture
6.0 LU / 6.0 HSW
The workshop will begin by taking a hands-on approach towards environmental design questions by having participants follow along with the creation of customized climate graphics in the Grasshopper visual scripting interface. In doing so, participants will learn early design workflows to quickly inform projects seeking to minimize energy use, improve occupant thermal experience, and reduce the first cost of heating/cooling equipment. Such hands-on approaches will be balanced with a review of fundamental energy modeling principles. This review will grant participants literacy with key visualizations derived from energy models, which not only help communicate their underlying assumptions but also help interpret their results into useful conclusions for design.
Participants will receive in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience related to:
The purposes and aims of energy modeling
Overview of basic energy modeling principles
The “world of metrics” and choosing the right study for the right purpose
Interpretations of common energy modeling graphics
How to interpret climate into useful design criteria and generate climate-related graphics
Analysis of building massing
Construction of a Test-Box energy model
Walkthrough of additional examples with Q & A, including the generation of graphics for client meetings and marketing to the public
Portable laptop computer with the following software: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, GHPython, Ladybug Tools, OpenStudio 2.5 (available for download here)
Some familiarity with Ladybug and Honeybee
Instructor: Chris Mackey, Co-Founder and Lead Developer, Ladybug Tools LLC
Chris Mackey hails from a mixed background of architecture and building science, having applied Ladybug Tools to both professional architecture practice and the architecture + building technology degrees that he holds from MIT. He may be best known for his Ladybug + Honeybee tutorial videos, which are consulted as a learning reference for thousands of professionals and students across the globe.
As a Cross-Learning Alliance event, discounted prices are available to ASHRAE, AIA, and Urban Green Members. Cross-Learning Alliance events are designed to bridge the knowledge gap between the people that own, design, build, manage, operate, and commission buildings. #crosslearning
As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits. We encourage all participants to arrive on time to comply with this policy.
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