*Nature's patterns are the foundations of sustainable design.
**Analyze early to make significant performance enchancements! The enhancement of something is the improvement of it in relation to its value, quality, or attractiveness - Chhaya Chhaya is a city and a municipality in Porbandar district in the state of Gujarat, India - Daylighting - Greenfoot - Energy Design Plugin
**Approach to Resource Efficiency i) Abundance by Design : Building orientation, energy analysis, shading, daylighting, highperformance glazing, efficient mechanical systems, efficient water fixtures & landscaping. ; Most cost-dffective and resource-efficient An abundance of something is a large quantity of it ii) Add Suitable Technology : Photovoltaics,ETirrigation, solar hot water, fuel cells, micro-hydro,wind,geo-exchage, etc.
iii) Buy it (for energy) : Utility-generatied wind power, "green E"power. tradable energy certificates, carbon offsets.
* Whole-building energy simulation * Simulation engine only * State of the ary capabilities * Continuted funding from DOE * Free
Energy Design Plugins
*Developed by NREL * First beta released April 1 * Availiable for free at www.energyplus.gov * Works woth free and pro Sketchup * Availiable for Windows initially
SketchUp in the Deisng Process
*Conceptual Phase: -Quickly create building form and massing -Changes based on simulation feedback -Present design proposals to client -Changes based on client feedback
*Desing Development -Export from SketchUp to Cad tool -Design refinement with CAD
*role of the Energy plus - Make entering 3D geometry easy - Automatic prototype or compliance models
*Audience - Current E+ user - Prospective E+ adopters
Value to industry
* Key to bringing energy simylation into the early phases of the design process(before CAD or architectural drawings) * Bridges the gap between simylarion tools and the design process * Demonstration that an existing softwate tool can be leveraged to add energy functionality without reinventing the wheel