This study is focused on simulation-based parametric evaluation of building enclosure measures that can be taken during the retrofit of Building 661 case.
The online web-based simulation tool survey covering energy, lighting and CFD simulation is intended to gather pertinent information for evaluating the current usage, strengths, and weaknesses and provide recommendations on the best available Energy, CFD, and Lighting simulation tools in industry.
The purpose of this Integrated Technology Research Roadmap is to support the transformation of commercial / institutional / multi-family building energy efficiency retrofits by providing robust field-verified models and scalable, tested, integrated technology solutions to existing GPIC building stock. Furthermore, the goal of this Roadmap is to demonstrate, in the Philadelphia region, operational energy savings of 50 percent in the 2013-2020 timeframe in a scalable manner across a broad range of building types, while providing good indoor environment.
This report explains the design and performance of demonstration of BIPV Systems for Bldg. 661. The results shows that very few surfaces on Building 661 that have an unrestricted, clear view of the sky for an adequate amount of incident solar irradiation for use in energy conversion systems.
The purpose of this document is to describe the technical investigation performed by the IBM team regarding the pros and cons of the BIMserver (Open source Building Information Modelserver or BiMserver, aka BIMserver.org) in the context of the requirements of the GPIC BIM/BEM (Building Information Modeling/ Building Energy Modeling) Server and Data Hub. BIMserver is a joint effort by Netherlands organization for applied scientific research (TNO), Technical University Eindhoven, VTT (Finland), CSIRO (Australia), AEC3 (Germany, Great Britain), Initiatiefgroep Open, Standaarden (Netherlands), and a growing group of others.
This report summarizes the findings from a review of a wide range of lighting software tools with a focus on the modeling capabilities of these programs, and in particular the capabilities of these programs in the area of daylighting analysis.
This report contains some general findings of a series of daylight models that was conducted for Building 661 with its existing fenestration systems and with a few small modifications that were made to these systems.
An early presentation of the goals for the Building 661 retrofit into the CBEI headquarters.
Enhancements to the open-source Daysim daylight analysis software that permit users to model a photosensor control system as it will perform in a real space, considering the directional sensitivity of the photosensor, its mounting position, the space and daylight aperture geometry, window shading configuration; the electric lighting equipment and control zones; exterior obstructions; and site weather conditions.
The goals of the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster (GPIC) for Energy Efficient Buildings are to improve energy efficiency and operability and reduce carbon emissions of new and existing buildings, focusing on full spectrum retrofit of existing average-size commercial and multi-family residential buildings, and to stimulate private investment and quality job creation in the Greater Philadelphia region and the larger Mid Atlantic region, and beyond.