Designing for WELLness with Performance-Based Design

By Niraj Poudel

Many of us have probably taken notice of, if not joined in, on the rising popularity of personal wellness in…

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How to Collaborate When the Design is Still in Flux

Does this sound familiar? An architect wants feedback on design options during schematic design. She wants to avoid making a…

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A Workflow for Early-Stage Architect-Engineer Collaboration

How can your design team collaborate early and efficiently without duplicating work or holding up the design? This post outlines an early-stage workflow for design teams and a clear division of responsibilities relevant for most practices.

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4 Financial Benefits of Collaborative, Integrative Design

Architects and engineers have long understood the performance benefits of a collaborative, integrative design process. When the whole design team…

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Why Should I Care About Performance-Based Design?

Four years ago I transitioned from designing million-pound residential architecture projects in London to the world of sustainable design. I…

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A Tactical Approach to Performance-Based Design

By Kerger Truesdell
High-Performance Building Retrofit

Learn from Elizabeth Ratner at Little Diversified Architectural Consulting how your project teams can employ a Performance-Based approach to design.

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Sterner Design: Daylighting an Underground House & Achieving Net Zero Energy Status

Sterner Design used Sefaira to set and achieve Net Zero Energy goals and deliver great daylighting by tracking the impact…

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Master Class #01 & #02: Decision-Making with Sefaira

By Kerger Truesdell
Decision-Making with Sefaira RTA

The Master Class Series is a bi-weekly interactive webinar session discussing topics related to performance-based design with Sefaira. The following post recaps our…

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Recap of Master Class #03: Building Science 101

By Kerger Truesdell

Sefaira quickly delivers robust performance data in support of performance-based design. But what if you don’t understand the data? You…

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Beyond Energy Modeling: Making Performance Fundamental to Design

The traditional energy modeling paradigm is misaligned with the design process. The alternative is a completely different way of thinking about building performance.

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