This presentation, sponsored by cove.tool, will explore the challenges and opportunities to go from early stage to compliance level building energy modeling. Shifting owner requirements are requiring architects and engineers to run energy models throughout the design stage without the appropriate fee upgrades necessary to do so. Many design teams are harnessing automation and efficient workflows to keep the project fees down while competing for new work.
This 60 minute session uses a project case study to showcase efficient workflows that reduce energy modeling time from 250 hours to 10 hours per project, while creating a smooth transitions over the various design phases.
Sandeep Ahuja, co-founder of cove.tool, brings her experience of working on over 200 high performance projects. Most recently, Sandeep presented at the UN environment assembly, with 1500 global delegates, on the impact of buildings on climate change, showcased at the Tedx Atlanta and won the Forbes 30 under 30 for developing cove.tool, the automated sustainability consultant.
With her desire to bring automation into the AEC world, she is pioneering the integration of data driven thinking into the design and construction process by developing and intelligent software.
Akshay Padwal is an energy modeling engineer at cove.tool and has been with the company since July 2018. He holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida. Akshay is involved with the automation of international energy code inputs, OpenStudio integration, and building energy modeling (BEM) research at cove.tool. Akshay enjoys using his skill set to contribute to the fight against climate change.
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