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    Building Energy Analysis Seminar 5 (AUTODESK ECOTECT ANALYSIS 2010)

    October 12-13, 2009

    The Ph.D. Program at Illinois Institute of Technology is proud to sponsor this Ph.D. Seminar for Continuing Education:
    Building Energy Seminar 5, AUTODESK® ECOTECT™ ANALYSIS 2010


    Monday, October 12, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    Morning: Introduction to ECOTECT and 3D modeling
    Afternoon: Weather tool, solar tool and shadow, sun path, and shading analysis - solar access analysis, daylight level, shading, solar radiation

    Tuesday, October 13, 8:30 am – 12 noon
    Morning: Evaluation of various building performances using ECOTECT (Building Analysis, Lighting, RADIANCE and Green Building Studio)

    Overview of AUTODESK® ECOTECT™  ANALYSIS 2010

    Autodesk Ecotect Analysis software is a concept-to-detail sustainable design analysis solution with architect-designed desktop tools that measure the impact of environmental factors on a building’s performance and web-based technology for whole building analysis. Ecotect Analysis makes it easier for building designers to conduct simulations and visualize results. Because analysis can be conducted on a building model as soon as the thermal zones are defined, your team can make fact-based, more sustainable design decisions during the schematic stage when designs are easier and less expensive to change. Ultimately, these capabilities result in better building performance, faster time to market, and lower project costs, as well as lower total cost of ownership over time. Unlike complicated engineering analysis tools, Autodesk Ecotect Analysis was developed specifically for architects and designers to provide powerful feedback that’s easier to interact with, interpret, and communicate. (source: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet)

    In this seminar, you will learn:

    • How to use ECOTECT programs that will help you make better design decisions
    • The purpose and benefits of ECOTECT modeling
    • How to interpret and report their results
    • When to use ECOTECT for improving green and sustainable design
    • To understand the techniques and design principles for low energy buildings and the review of energy-efficient design strategies
    • To understand the interdependence of design, location, weather, and scientific factors in developing energy-efficient buildings
    • To acquire the simulation skills to research weather and contexts in the schematic design process and run simulation programs to analyze building energy performance

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

    Every participant will be issued a certificate from the Dean of College of Architecture, IIT, as a document to report the continuing education of your professions. College of Architecture, IIT, is a registered AIA/CES provider. According to AIA/CES guideline, Building Energy Analysis Seminar 5 is considered the HSW (Health, Safety and Welfare) subject area. AIA members will receive up to 6 AIA/CEUs per day.