Green Building Studio

Category: 
High Technology
Project Number: 
PGE 0501
Start Year: 
2005
End Year: 
2006
Markets Segments: 
Commercial Office
Government - Institutional Facilities
High Technology
Project Type: 
Methodology
Software
Type of Technology: 
Lighting, Commercial
Organization: 
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)
Project Status: 
Completed

Project Summary

The Green Buildings Studio is a web service application designed to support designers who wish to model the energy implications of building and systems designs. It is designed to accept files from 3D CAD software or manual inputs of building designs and produce files compatible with a number of the leading energy simulation and HVAC design software packages. This tool should prove invaluable to designers confronted by the challenge of converting their designs to input data for compliance and design parametric runs. The ability to easily model a building or to convert CAD inputs to model inputs should encourage designers to make earlier and more efforts to comply or exceed Title 24 requirements as well as to program managers looking for a way to easily check the validity of proposals. For more information, please contact the sponsoring organization.

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