Automated Energy Analysis in the Early Stage of Design
Join this co-hosted event between our Committee on the Environment (COTE) and our Young Architects Forum & Emerging Professionals (YAF&EP)!
Design strategies to save energy are encouraged to be applied in the early stage of design because construction costs become significantly expensive when the change is implemented later in the design process. This presentation discusses that a series of energy simulation needs to be studied in the early stage of design in order to achieve the optimal energy efficient performance.
This presentation provides case-studies of energy analysis in the early stage of design. The energy analysis can be limited to only a handful of feasible options or it can include very detailed systematic parametric analysis. Such analysis includes shape, orientation, fenestration sizes, construction, insulation, lighting power density, equipment power density as well as HVAC systems. Such in-depth analysis has been expedited by today’s technology and can provide feedback to designers in less than a day. The presentation draws the conclusion that systematic parametric analysis is imperative in informing designers and that it should be carried out early in the design as a part of routine climate analysis.
About the Speaker:
Sara Motamedi is the founder of BuildSynergies, a platform which automates the design process by including daylight simulation, energy simulation, natural ventilation, thermal comfort and Life Cycle Cost Analysis. Sara is a building scientist working as a building performance analyst for the last six years. Her passion is integrated and cohesive design which takes into account energy, daylight, comfort and monetary performance. She also has an expertise in building automation to expedite a series of building performance analysis and to suggest optimal solutions. Her passion toward integrative design motivated her to pursue a PhD degree in Sustainable Design with specialization in energy efficiency and daylighting strategies.