November 10: AEE-Lone Star Chapter Luncheon Meeting on Building Simulation

Here’s an opportunity to learn about Building Simulation on November 10th from the AEE-Lone Star Chapter:

Over the last 50 years, Building Simulation has evolved into a powerful tool. It allows easy comparison of the energy and environmental performance of many hundreds of design or retrofit options. Building Information Modeling (BIM), on the other hand, helps designers create and visualize 3-D building models. BIM allows them to track thousands of building components in 3-D and thus detect potential interferences. Because much of the data that Building Simulation tools require already exists in the BIM models, it’s critical that simple methods for sharing that data are available.

This presentation from Dr. Drury B. Crawley starts with an overview of building performance simulation fundamentals and history, what’s in the black box of key simulation programs, as well as comparing underlying simulation methods. Finally the opportunities and challenges for sharing data between BIM and SIM and recent advances in data exchange will be demonstrated.

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