One Model to Rule Them All: Using Revit to Produce Multiple Analytical Energy Models

a Revit User Group

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Free and open to all.
Lunch provided by Ideate, Inc. Register here.


Attendees will learn how to use Revit software as a powerful and rapid geometry creation tool. As energy analysts and mechanical engineers, we often require multiple energy analysis programs to produce energy performance models: Title 24 and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) compliance models, load calculation models, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models. We can save significant time and money by using Revit to create a single analytical model we can export to various programs, including Simulation CFD, eQUEST, energyPRO, Trane’s TRACE, Integrated Environmental Solutions’ Virtual Environment software, and California’s new CBECC–Com software. This class will provide a detailed workflow for creating the geometry and exporting to the various programs, and you will discover tips and tricks to help troubleshoot and control the quality of your mechanical, electrical and plumbing designs.

About the Presenter:

Steve Gross is an energy analyst and licensed mechanical engineer at Interface Engineering, Inc. His background is in mechanical engineering and building science and his specialties include whole–building energy analysis, sustainable mechanical design, and mechanical control system optimization. Steve has substantial experience with successful projects, including those involving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Net–Zero Energy and Water, energy audits/retrofits and Passivhaus certification.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this presentation, attendees will…

  1. Learn how to use Revit software workflow for rapidly building an analytical model from an architectural model.
  2. Be able to use Revit software and the Green Building Studio service to export to multiple energy analysis programs.
  3. Learn at least three ways of using Revit software to create CFD boundary condition geometry.
  4. Know how to quickly import a full lighting design into an energy model.
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