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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ecotect Analysis 2010 Sustainable design literature - Another Autodesk acquistion - Spending the Green on the Green

So we're now moving on to the bonus round and this isn't just for those of you who already got your stimulus money and are ready to start your shovel ready LEED platinum buildings. All of your are going to need these tools sooner or later. Green building is going to be required sooner than later. Read the brochures and information below. My favorite part, can't do any of this in 2D. I'm in the process of becoming the first Ecotect reseller in Florida and we can do training anywhere in the US. We're here and ready when you are.

Here's another piece of the puzzle. Ecotect Analysis 2010
(8:40 am - links work now. Thanks Mr. HTML!)

Brochure PDF
Ecotect with Revit Technical Userguide - PDF
Ecotect FAQ for Customers - PDF

Autodesk Ecotect Analysis 2010 software is a comprehensive, concept-to-detail sustainable design analysis tool, providing a wide range of simulation and analysis functionality on a single platform. Desktop tools enable users to interact with powerful 3D feedback to explore factors such as solar, shadows and reflections, and daylighting.

Design Sustainably From the Start Autodesk® Ecotect™ Analysis software is a concept-to-detail sustainable design analysis solution with architect-designed desktop tools that measure the impact of environmental factors on a building’s performance. Customers who add subscription to their Autodesk Ecotect Analysis software license can access* the Autodesk® Green Building Studio® webbased service for the duration of their subscription and use the service to more quickly evaluate multiple design alternatives for energy efficiency and carbon neutrality. Together, these tools make it easier for building designers to conduct simulations and visualize results. Because analysis can be conducted on a building model as soon as the thermal zones are defined, your team can make fact-based, more sustainable design decisions during the schematic stage when designs are easier and less expensive to change. Ultimately, these capabilities result in better building performance, faster time to market, and lower project costs, as well as lower total cost of ownership over time. Unlike complicated engineering analysis tools, Autodesk Ecotect Analysis was developed specifically for architects and designers to provide powerful feedback that’s easier to interact with, interpret, and communicate.

Calculations:
Natural Ventilation, Wind Energy, Photovoltaic Collection, Thermal Performance, Solar Radiation, Visual Impact, Shadows and Reflections, Daylighting, Shading Design, Acoustic Analysis, Thermal

When do I use the desktop tools in Ecotect Analysis versus the Green Building
Studio web-based service?
Autodesk Ecotect Analysis provides you with a comprehensive solution for sustainable design analysis in one platform. Use the desktop tools and web-service functionality together to create more sustainable designs. Here is an example of how the tools are complementary: At the start of the design process, early-stage, massing models can be used in combination with the site analysis functionality in the desktop tools to determine the optimal location, shape, and orientation of a building design based on fundamental environmental factors such as daylight, overshadowing, solar access, and visual impact.

As the conceptual design evolves, whole-building energy solutions, such as Green Building Studio, can be used to benchmark its energy use and show areas of potential savings. Once these fundamental design parameters have been established, Ecotect Analysis desktop tools can be used again to rearrange rooms and zones, to size and shape individual openings, to design custom shading devices, or to choose specific materials based on environmental factors such as daylight availability, glare protection, outside views, and acoustic comfort.

3 comments:

Anonymous,  March 4, 2009 at 6:05 AM  

Hi, I can't seem to get the PDF links to work. Can you please fix.

Thanks.

Crisaya March 4, 2009 at 8:09 AM  

The link to Ecotect with Revit Technical Userguide 2010 is not working.

Could you, please, correct it?

Thanks

Crisaya

Gregory Arkin March 4, 2009 at 8:44 AM  

Thanks guys. Remind me not to post late at night.

The links now work. Download to your heart's content.

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