Use Energy Design Guidance
As design concepts take shape during schematic design, perform preliminary calculations and/or simulations to estimate the energy use of various design strategies. Compare the estimated design energy to the energy target to know which strategies meet the goal.
- Include an energy consultant to review the selected energy strategies and provide preliminary costs and benefits for various design options. Begin energy analysis of design concepts using appropriate design tools, such as Building Information Modeling and the interface with the Autodesk® Green Building Studio® . Perform progressive analyses during schematic design to determine the relative efficiency of energy strategies and make improvements to your design.
- Analyze the site and determine the building orientation that enhances energy performance. Use daylight design to reduce the electrical lighting requirement and natural shading features to reduce the cooling load. Consider passive strategies to reduce energy loads.
- Select the technologies and strategies that enhance energy performance and indoor environmental quality. Right-size mechanical systems based on anticipated systems performance and occupants' needs, rather than rules of thumb. Ensure compliance with energy codes and standards during schematic design rather than tweaking the design later in the process.
- Compare estimated energy use to the design target using Target Finder. Make adjustments and integrate energy strategies in the building design to achieve the performance target.