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Learn passive considerations in façade design and their effect on the energy performance of a building.

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Using Passive Design

Optimal design decisions relating to the envelope are crucial to managing the energy performance of a building, particularly around passive design strategies of the façade. As the façade can affect more than 50% of the total end energy use of a building, understanding the implications of your design decisions helps mitigate project risk and cost.

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Program Description

This presentation outlines the considerations to be reviewed for façade design at every design stage, giving architects a better understanding of the implications of their design decisions and how software applications can be used effectively. It will cover the effects of solar, thermal, and daylighting considerations, as well as a workflow to review and resolve Revit Energy Analysis model issues ahead of IES energy modeling. No prerequisites are required for this course.

Key Benefits

Learn how software applications can identify optimal design and specification solutions for the façadefrom early stages in design.

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Optimize overall building performance

Analyze thermal performance to meet code and understand passive solar heat gain and natural daylighting.

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Seamlessly integrate into BIM workflows

Understand facade performance in real-time using our integrated Revit application.

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Streamline your design workflow by at least 30%

Identify optimal façade design solutions and eliminate late-stage redesign.

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Mitigate project cost and reduce energy use

Determine thermal performances during iterative design to save on project cost.

Optimize icon
Optimize overall building performance

Analyze thermal performance to meet code and understand passive solar heat gain and natural daylighting.

BIm icon 95px
Seamlessly integrate into BIM workflows

Understand facade performance in real-time using our integrated Revit application.

Streamline icon 95px
Streamline your design workflow by at least 30%

Identify optimal façade design solutions and eliminate late-stage redesign.

Mitigate Cost icon
Mitigate project cost and reduce energy use

Determine thermal performances during iterative design to save on project cost.

Reviews

"One of our goals at TVS is to promote sustainability through our work. FenestraPro inspires and impacts our design solutions while always streamlining our workflows."
Michael Hodge
Director of Digital Practice
TVS
"One of our goals at TVS is to promote sustainability through our work. FenestraPro inspires and impacts our design solutions while always streamlining our workflows."
Michael Hodge
Director of Digital Practice
TVS
"Due to glazing being the biggest hurdle when designing for buildings without glare, having a tool that allows designers to choose a glazing system and immediately see the impact it has on the building occupants within the Revit model is a game-changer."
Ikram Eloualid
Architectural Designer
Jacobs
"We use FenestraPro for detailed panelization design processes and identifying energy modelling issues, providing us with dedicated knowledge towards our goals and to meet performance-based design initiatives."
Ruben Cabanillas Ramos
Architect in Enclosures Group
Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill
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