This is the introduction of the Design4Eenrgy Concept, prepared by Prof. Terrence Fernando, Scientific Coordinator, University of Salford, UK.
In summary, the Design4Eenrgy Concept presents aims of Design4Energy, current challenges in building design, Design4Energy Team space, objectives, methodology, platform interface etc.
By getting the concept, it will help you to establish the foundation for learning the other modules.
Dr. May Bassanino, University of Salford, UK
This is the Colloborative Virtual Workspace for new building design.
As an platform integrated with different tools developed in Design4Energy project, the virtual workspace is an interactive platform allow various actors to collectively simulate and assess the impact of various energy solutions for a building designed, with the view to achieving the optimum energy efficiency at building and/or neighborhood level.
Dr. May Bassanino, University of Salford, UK
This is the Colloborative Virtual Workspace developed for Retrofitting design
Like the previous video, this tortorial video focus on the retrofitting design. User will enable the exploration of different retrofitting solutions and assess their energy performance, having the simulation completed, the platform will generate different design options and provide decision support.
This is the eeBIM approach implemented in Design4Energy project.
Prepared by Frank and Mathias Kadolsky, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
The eeBIM approach creates the link between IFC and Energy Plus, enable the end user to launch energy simulation with IFC models.
This is the tutorial for the operation of Energy efficient enabled BIM component library and database.
This tutorial is prepared by Jonathan Masior, Fraunhofer IAO, Germany.
The eeComponent library for building components, the database will also contain:
- Technology Database
- Benchmark Application
- Energy system
During operation the end-user will be able to consult technical information of devices and material provided by several manufacturers. It will be also possible to download the corresponding BIM components, technical specifications, prices and tables.
This is the tutorial of Decision support tool for retrofitting
Prepared by Prof. Tarek Hassan, Dr. Farid Fouchal, Dr. Steven Firth, Dr.Vanda Dimitriou Loughborough University, UK.
This tool enables the end-user to obtain different retrofitting solutions and run the simulation for comparison. Design professionals without expertise in energy simulation with Energy Plus will able to simulate the model and thus obtain the optimal design for the selected building.
This is the tutorial for the Interoperability Suite.
Prepared by Pedro Pereira, Uninova, Portugal.
There is the possibility of using different file formats, according to the kind of element we want to add to the catalogue. Among such variety of files, the most common are the following:
- Industry Foundation Classes (.IFC)
- Revit Project File (.RVT)
- gbXML (.gbXML)
- IDF (.IDF)
This suite will be very useful considering the multitude of formats and software that currently exist. A tool will report all errors found and all entities that have not been able to transform.
This is the tutorial for the Target setting tool and energy matching tool.
Prepared by VTT team: Krzysztof Klobut, Juha Hyvärinen and Tarja Mäkeläinen.
The target setting tool is designed for the need identification phase, within the framework of KPI (key performance indicator), the end user can select the wanted, weight the priority of each indicator and set the target values. With these target values, a feasibility study can be performed.
The energy matching tool takes the simulation input and targets set, analyses the matching of building performance with the indicators. To perform the neighbourghhood analysis, several new indicator like On-site Energy Ratio (OER), Annual Mismatch Ratio (AMR) etc. were developed.
Dr. May Bassanino, KuoCheng Wu, University of Salford, UK
This is the 3D online Gaming environment developed in Design4Energy Project.
This 3D online Gaming environment is a web based application, it provides an interactive workspace to enable users explore various ‘what-if scenarios’ individually as well as collectively in a ‘team space’ and investigate the impact of their decisions and choices on cost and energy performance. As a D4E training tool, this gaming will enable project’s architects and other SMEs to extend their knowledge about designing better energy efficient buildings taking energy and cost into consideration from an early design phase.