This course is available on-demand and will show you how to integrate a detailed BIM project and manage the energy modeling process throughout the design stages. The standard practice for architectural 3D modeling is to build coordinated information models between disciplines. Unfortunately, these complex models don’t integrate properly in energy modeling application. However, you can apply our proven modeling techniques to simplify these models and ensure they integrate seamlessly. This process leverages existing efforts from the design team which you can use to deliver energy modeling results faster and earlier in the design process.
The integration process works by mitigating critical errors in the Revit model to prepare a clean gbXML import file. Although, this process does not need to be perfect, the IES Virtual Environment’s healing algorithms fixes some of the bad geometry, and the remaining issues are patched using ModelIt once in the VE. In this course, you’ll learn which elements to edit and how you can focus your efforts on the key problem areas.
The technical advantages you’ll gain from integrating your BIM project for energy modeling are the following:
To unlock the above advantages, the energy settings are defined in the collaborative BIM project which allows for the transfer of information between applications. Once this link is created, it can be managed to facilitate architectural updates by merging the new elements with the existing energy model. This feature can useful when the floor plan layout changes or new sections are added to the design.
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As an educator and building performance technologist, Jean specializes in helping engineers and architects implement technology workflows that promote sustainable building design and ultimately reduces the carbon impact of the built environment. His expertise lies in advising industry on BIM to energy modeling techniques from the perspective of transferring data between applications.
Jean currently holds the position of Business Development Manager with IES for the North-East US/CAN region, as well as running his own online training business, Trailloop. Jean has pioneered the BIM-integrated energy modeling workflow and taught it in college programs, industry workshops, and to students all over the world with his online training course. He is also a technical advisory board member for buildingSMART Canada and the Green Building XML schema.
“I first connected with Jean by taking his online course teaching a BIM-Integrated energy modeling workflow (essentially, building a robust 3D model in Revit and exporting to IESVE using gbXML export). It's a workflow I've been using myself for a few years now, but I wanted to see if I could pick up a few new things. I definitely did. Jean's videos do an excellent job breaking down a complicated workflow by showing you how to do it step-by-step, letting you do it yourself, and also providing sample models to refer to.
I've gotten to know Jean better since then, and can say he's not only an expert in the field, but he's excellent at teaching it as well. I'm excited to see the "version 2.0" that we should be seeing very soon!”
“Jean Carriere is a vital complement to the GBC research faculty. Habitually working closely with industry keeps GBC’s faculty exposed to business trends and state-of-the-art technologies and processes. It is in this aspect that Jean has played a vital role in providing specialist expertise in the energy modeling component of the BIM process.”
“Integrated Design aims to increase the value of design for our clients by pushing forward BIM processes as a way to manage construction projects. We’re excited to be part of this innovative course and by the same time, be able to take the models a step further and increase its value to our clients."
Achieve more than 3D CAD and import a detailed architectural Revit model in IES VE for energy modeling, building loads, daylighting, and HVAC design. A few misconceptions are holding back the industry from achieving an integrated energy performance feedback loop. Read more about Jean's latest blog post on Your Energy Modeling Options.