Rapid energy modeling is a streamlined process that helps building professionals and owners understand, analyze, and estimate building energy consumption.
Rapid energy modeling involves capturing existing building conditions, converting them into 3D models, and applying carbon reduction analysis and simplified simulation.
Rapid energy modeling can be applied in a variety of ways depending on how much initial data you have to work with, and the level of detail you want in your results. Explore four use cases in which rapid energy modeling can help.
For Designers, Architects, Contractors, and Construction Companies
Rapid energy modeling enhances early stage decision-making by providing a preview of lifecycle performance. In only a few hours and with minimal data, you can evaluate various design alternatives for intended retrofits, and identify solutions that optimize lifecycle impact.
For Building Owners, Facility Managers, Tenants, and Real Estate Developers
With rapid energy modeling, understand and compare potential retrofit and renovation options, and drill down into the energy model of existing buildings to make post-analysis recommendations on energy efficiency upgrades.
For Building Owners, Property Managers and Tenants with Large Portfolios
Rapid energy modeling helps you estimate the energy consumption and carbon footprint of an entire set of buildings. This workflow is ideal for owners and property managers of retail, universities, government, corporations, and other entities with large building portfolios.
Use rapid energy modeling to assess factors such as energy costs and carbon emissions across several buildings, and identify outliers as well as buildings with high potential for improvement and ROI.
For Insurers, Financiers, Regulators and Real Estate Brokers
Streamline the asset rating process using rapid energy modeling. With minimal data, get an accurate picture of metrics such as energy use intensity (EUI) and how they affect asset rating—and ultimately factors such as sale price, lease rate and insurance rates.
The rapid energy modeling workflow scales easily to thousands of buildings, providing asset-rating professionals the information they need for accurate assessments, while overcoming prohibitive costs.
|Streamlining Energy Analysis of Existing Buildings with Rapid Energy Modeling – 2011 White Paper (pdf - 1288Kb)|
|Rapid Energy Modeling for Existing Buildings – 2009 Autodesk/ICF Report - Executive Summary (pdf - 1623Kb)|