Building Performance Tools

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Three nifty tools to make workflow easy
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Building simulation can take sustainable design to the next level. The tech services team at Environmental Design Solutions [EDS] has developed beta tools for streamlining code compliance and workflow for sustainable design. The webinar brought on board the developers to explain and demonstrate these tools.
The following tools were covered:
1.Baseline Automation for ECBC: This tool translates the Proposed Design Simulation Input Definition File (IDF) into a Baseline Case IDF using Python based scripting language.

2. LIT tool: The tool is developed to speed up Daylighting for LEED compliance. It automates geometry creation and output generation for LEED submission. The user just needs to draw polylines in a prescribed format and assign relevant inputs for compliance modelling.

3. CLACS tool: The web-based tool assists in designing Chiller Plants for buildings. It uses an annual simulation-based approach that uses sequential parametric algorithms to facilitate early design insights towards chiller sizing and operation control.


This webinar was conducted live on 29th August, 2019. 

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Nikunj Shukla | Lead Software Designer, EDS

She has over 7 years of development experience in the building performance domain.

Robin Jain | Building Simulation Expert, EDS

He has expertise in an array of energy simulation tools and in-depth knowledge on design and working of Mechanical Cooling systems

Anurag Biswas | Computational Designer, EDS

He leads applied research in generative algorithms to achieve building performance improvements

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