Energy Analysis Before A Building Is Constructed

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ecotect-daylighting-analysis.gifOne of the key ways to make a building or house more sustainable is to make it as energy efficient as possible. But how exactly is that done with so many variables from the weather (sunlight, wind, humidity, temperatures); location of the proposed building; amount of and type of insulation and windows used; the foundation; etc?

The solution is energy modeling and simulation software that architects, engineers, and environmental consultants and enthusiasts can use to “see” how design decisions will affect the structure’s energy usage. An especially visual and interactive program is Ecotect. You can even download a free, fully functional trial version on their site, to begin your “play”.

Tag(s): Energy, Green Building

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