Date: March 5th, 2014
During this User Group we will examine the NEW EcoDesigner STAR and its new features including multiple thermal blocks, thermal bridge simulation and a standard compliant simulation engine that represents industry standard formats including LEED, Green STAR, BREEAM, DGNB and CASBEE, as well as most national standards that endorse dynamic simulation (e.g. ASNRAE 90.1, NatHERS, BCA Section J).
Tom Simmons, the founder of ARCHVISTA, Inc. and LearnVirtual, will present at this User Group. ARCHVISTA is the authorized ArchiCAD reseller for Northern California and is recognized for expertise in Building Information Modeling (BIM) as well as its implementation. Tom has spoken at major industry events including EcoBuild, AEC Systems, AIA Desert Practice Conference, AIA Monterey Design Conference and the Dwell Conference. He has authored several books and articles on Building Information Modeling and architectural technologies. Tom has a Masters of Architecture from University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from TexasA&MUniversity.
1. Understand how to create a direct connection between BIM to BEM (Building Energy Modeling).
2. Understand how to create an energy analysis from a BIM model.
3. Understand the fundamentals of the NEW standard compliant energy analysis engine.
4. Understand how to produce custom energy analysis reports.