Hewitt Case Study: Making Informed Design Decisions with Sefaira

Hewitt used Sefaira to analyse the energy performance of three residential tower concepts for a project in Seattle with ambitious LEED certification goals. They were able to justify their design and its performance, adding useful floor area to each of the 180 residential units and consequently yielding marketable benefits for their client.

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How Energy Modeling Will Impact the Design Process

By Ojaswi Kafle

According to the AIA’s report, the most commonly used tool is Sefaira, a graphic daylight-simulating plug-in for 3D modeling programs…

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Going to Greenbuild? Join us for presentations & drinks!

By Ojaswi Kafle

If you are planning to attend Greenbuild in Washington D.C., Sefaira’s booth (#3743) is located in the Technology Pavilion portion…

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Implementing Performance-Based Design, From Beginning To End

Implementing Performance-Based Design involves setting goals, performing analysis in light of those goals, and reporting results. This webinar dives into each of these stages and illustrates how firms can systematically adopt, apply, and benefit from this approach.

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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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Design, Presentation and Analysis in a Single SketchUp Model

By Kerger Truesdell
Smart Modeling for Building Performance

Recent developments to Sefaira for SketchUp support modeling workflows that support analytical and iterative decision-making throughout your design process.

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Interview with Sefaira CEO Mads Jensen: new HVAC design product preview at AU 2014

On the heels of previewing a new product for heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) design engineers and showcasing its latest performance analysis tools for architects at Autodesk University 2014 in December, Sefaira’s CEO Mads Jensen provides an update on Sefaira and the state of performance-based design.

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Recap of Master Class #04: Sefaira + LEED

By Kerger Truesdell

A well-known and widely-used measure of building performance is the LEED rating system. While Sefaira is not a LEED reporting…

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Implementing Performance-Based Design to Meet a Growing Industry Trend

Performance-based design—using simulation or analysis data to inform design decisions—is on the rise. Improved capabilities and increasing demand are two significant factors contributing to this trend.

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Customer Case Study: SLATERPAULL | Hord Coplan Macht

SLATERPAULL| Hord Coplan Macht was asked to submit a proposal for a church project near Denver, Colorado. The design team demonstrated the impact of design choices against project energy goals in real time and the subsequent operational costs.

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