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Model Behavior: Why Energy Modeling Is an Integral Part of the Design Process

Energy modeling software has improved continually since it was first developed more than 30 years ago. As building mechanical and electrical systems become more complex, teams can better analyze them by creating energy model simulations. Energy modeling simulates building operation and produces useful performance data to evaluate design decisions. Energy modeling has been gaining a...

Zeroing In

Excerpt from Civil Engineering Magazine The idea of designing buildings that generate as much energy as they use goes by many names. “Whether people are talking about net zero, zero net, or zero energy, it’s basically all the same thing,” says Paul Torcellini, Ph.D., P.E., a principal engineer for the Commercial Buildings Research Group at...