In this course you’ll study how the sun will move across your site and how shadows will be cast on your site. You will also study shading devices as appropriate to your building. In Autodesk Revit, you will conduct a solar study that can inform site, massing, orientation, and shading.
If you are interested in taking all 7 individual courses in the High Performance Building Design series, we encourage you to, instead, register for the Building Performance Analysis Certificate, which offers the same 7 courses and will provide you with a certificate of completion.
Through a case study example, fundamental theory, quizzes, software exercises, and software documentation, learn actionable conceptual energy analysis workflows for Revit. This course will better prepare architects and engineers to conduct and understand energy analysis and the associated results. With this information, you will be able to evaluate a building’s energy performance during the early design stages and offer improvements for how to achieve a more energy efficient building.
Topics covered include building programs, energy loads, building energy use, heat transfer, envelope thermal properties, and conceptual energy analysis for mass models.