“Green architecture” hasn’t just remained a buzz word today; architects around the world are working closely with top firms providing BIM Modeling services to ensure their buildings set high standards in terms of energy efficiency and performance. Efficient energy analysis for a proposed building or an existing structure is naturally the first thing that should be done in order to accurately evaluate the future performance of the building. This analysis allows you to create energy analytical models which give you an opportunity to alter/ adjust the design and composition of the structure to get the desired results.
Process of simulating energy analytical models
Firms offering BIM Modeling services should clearly understand the process of simulating an energy analytical model in order to analyze the energy needs of a structure. This is essential to minimize the dependence of the building on artificial energy sources by making optimum use of the natural sources like the sun and the wind etc. The analysis also helps you study the behavioral patterns of the inhabitants to gauge the effect of their habits on the energy use and educate them about the best practices to be adopted to make the building more energy efficient. Following are a few essential aspects you should take into account for developing such a model.
Important building elements
You should carefully consider all building elements and other design and structure related information to do an efficient energy analysis and develop an accurate energy model for the building. This will help you in making informed choices and leaving out elements with high carbon foot print.
Other vital information
Important information like climate, topography, and materials etc in addition to building elements to be used must be added to make the energy analytical model comprehensive and complete in every sense. This is essential to make correct forecast about the future performance of the structure and necessary steps to be taken by you.
Information regarding important building parts
You cannot expect to create an energy analytical model without adding critical information regarding important building parts like the roof, walls, foundations and floors etc. These parts play a vital role in helping you improve the energy efficiency of the building by adopting appropriate technology and applying the correct measures.
Working of BIM software
You should be well versed with the working of BIM software you are using, like Revit, its provisions and different tools to be able to make an accurate energy analysis. For example, selecting ‘Use building element mode’ will enable you to set the above mentioned elements as the basis of design.
BIM Service Providers assist architects in making accurate energy analysis and creating comprehensive, accurate energy models in order to produce high-performing, energy-efficient buildings. These analytical models enable you to notice the possible shortcomings in your designs and make necessary alterations and additions to come up with environment-friendly structures that set new standards in energy efficiency.