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4/30/19, 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

Course requirements:

  • 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

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

More Cross-Learning Alliance Events:

ASHRAE Celebration
May 17, 2019, 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Location: The Classic Car Club Manhattan

Please Note: Your registration for this event constitutes your agreement to specific and limited use of your email address, and possibly your image or voice, in related communications. Learn more in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Contact with questions.

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.

Organized by
AIANY Committee on the Environment
Photo by: Ladybug Tools
Image: Ladybug Tools.
4/30/19, 9am - 5pm
Center for Architecture
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