Performance Modeling

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Building performance modeling is the use of software to simulate system performance. Energy modeling, daylight modeling, and hygrothermal modeling are some of the types used.
When modeling is only used late in design, the modeling might have little value beyond keeping score. When using an iterative process starting early in design, results of modeling become feedback not only for the current project but also for future projects and design approaches.

Performance Modeling

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  • Shoebox Energy Modeling: How to Do Quick, Early Simulations

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    Most whole building energy simulations require a mechanical system design, making them unsuitable for early-design modeling. In response, architects and energy modelers are turning to shoebox models, with one or just a few zones.

    Not doing energy modeling yourself? This webcast will familiarize you with concepts that will help you get more out of your energy modeler, whether it is someone on your staff, or an outside consultant.

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