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    BIM-based Energy & Building Performance Analysis: ECOTECT and Green Building Studio

    One-day seminar on Oct. 11, 2010
    Location: 3410 Building computer lab, room 110
    Address: 3410 S. State Street, Chicago IL 60616

    Morning: BIM-based Energy and Building Performance Analysis
    8:30–9:00 Registration and Opening Remarks
    9:00–10:15 BIM and Sustainability – GBS, ECOTECT, eQUEST
    10:30–11:40 What is Green Building XML? How to use it for BIM, Green Building Studio, ECOTECT and eQUEST

    Lunch break

    Afternoon: Autodesk ECOTECT 2011 and Green Building Studio
    12:45–1:45 ECOTECT’s tools (Weather Tool, Solar Tool)
    1:45–3:00 Solar Analysis, Shading & Shadow Analysis, Sun-path Diagram
    3:15–4:00 Solar Radiation
    4:00–5:00 Daylighting Analysis

    Lecturer: Dong-Hwan Ko, Ph.D., LEED AP, IIT, kodongh@iit.edu
    Coordinator: Payam Bahrami, Ph.D. Administrative Assistant

    In this seminar, you will learn:
    • How to evaluate your BIM model (REVIT, ArchiCAD) using Autodesk ECOTECT,
    • How to use ECOTECT, REVIT and GBS programs that will help you make better design decisions
    • The purpose and benefits of BIM, ECOTECT modeling
    • When to use BIM, ECOTECT for improving green and sustainable design
    • How can we evaluate our BIM's Sustainability using ECOTECT?
    • What is the simplest file conversion method for BIM and Sustainability?
    • Our new mandatory requirements (Job, Career) for BIM, GREEN Building and LEED
    • How to interpret and report their results
    • 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 performance

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

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

    What Participants Will Learn

    BIM-based Building Analysis: Green Building Studio
    computer screen shotpie charts

    Energy and Thermal Analysis
    graphbar chart

    Solar Analysis, Shadow and Shading Study: ECOTECT using gbXML

    computer rendering of a buildingsketch showing several city blocks from overhead and the shadows cast by the buildings

    Sun-Path Diagram, Weather Tool and Solar Tool
    computer-generated circular graph

    Solar Radiation Analysis

    computer-generated image of several city blocks showing solar radiation

    Lighting Analysis

    single structure showing lighting analysis
    side view of single structure showing lighting analysis