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The integration of energy performance simulation based on BIM 3D data

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

The integration of energy performance simulation within parametric 3D modeling is a powerful method for early-stage design optimization in the field of architecture and building design. This approach combines the benefits of 3D modeling and energy simulation to create sustainable and energy-efficient buildings from the beginning of the design process.


It positions us as leaders in the green smart building renovation sector, offering not only financially appealing properties but also contributing to a sustainable and environmentally conscious future.


The role of early-stage design optimization:

💱 Cost-Efficient SustainableDesign: Early-stage design optimization enables us to incorporate energy-efficient and sustainable features during the design phase. #Retrofitting existing structures can be expensive and logistically challenging.

💹 Risk Mitigation: Addressing energy performance and sustainability early minimizes risks associated with costly retrofits, operational inefficiencies, and potential non-compliance with future regulations.

♻ Sustainable Certification: Meeting green building certifications, such as LEED or BREEAM, can open doors to preferential financing, tax incentives, and grant opportunities, enhancing the financial viability of our projects.


Here's how it works and why it's valuable:

3️⃣D Parametric Modeling: In this method, architects and designers use parametric 3D modeling software like Grasshopper for Rhino or Dynamo for Revit. These tools allow for the creation of 3D models with parameters that can be easily modified and updated. This makes it ideal for early-stage design exploration.

🔅 Energy Performance Simulation: Energy simulation software, such as EnergyPlus, OpenStudio, or IES Virtual Environment, is integrated into the parametric 3D modeling environment. These tools allow for the analysis of a building's energy performance, taking into account factors like insulation, glazing, orientation, HVAC systems, and more.


This investment stands as a testament to our commitment to both responsible investing and a greener, smarter, and more profitable real estate portfolio.

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