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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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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Performance and Sustainability Trends in 2017

What does 2017 hold for sustainable design? In this landscape of political tumult and shifting policies, here is a look…

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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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