In this exercise, students will learn how to:
|Figure 3.1.1 - Weather tool showing the optimum orientation of a structure|
- Find the optimum building orientation for this BIM model of a typical classroom unit using the Autodesk Ecotect Analysis weather tool. For this analysis, assume the school will be located in Detroit, Michigan.
- Use Green Building Studio to determine the optimum orientation for the same classroom building and location to minimize the total annual energy cost. Create several design alternatives to evaluate the impact of rotating the BIM model by 15-degree increments.
- Repeat these two analyses to find the optimum orientation recommended by each tool if the classroom is located in Phoenix, Arizona.
Figure 3.1.2 - Using design alternatives in Green Building Studio to evaluate the total annual energy cost for different building orientations