Avoiding “Garbage In, Garbage Out”: A QA Guide for Architects

How can architects ensure that their building performance analysis results are accurate? As designers increasingly take on early-stage analysis, the…

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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.

Read on: http://sefaira.com/resources/a-workflow-for-early-stage-architect-engineer-collaboration/

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Sefaira’n Up the SketchUp Office

By Joy Tennenbaum

For the team at SketchUp HQ, Boulder is home. Our office has a fantastic view, three-hundred (or so) sunny days…

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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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Pei Cobb Freed & Partners: Responding to City Zoning Changes

How Pei Cobb Freed and Partners answered the right design questions to respond to building code changes and achieved improved building performance for one of Mumbai’s tallest residential development.

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Performance Analysis at ASHRAE Competition: Aiming for Net Zero Energy

Schematic rendering of the proposal

A four-person interdisciplinary team, with limited prior experience in energy modeling and HVAC design, collaborated across three time zones to complete a successful entry to the ASHRAE LowDown Showdown competition using Sefaira Architecture and Sefaira Systems to aid their workflow.

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