Best Practices on Getting Started with Autodesk Insight

I put together an article of “best practices’ in using Autodesk Insight. One of the best tools out there with a “ease of use” that no other energy analysis tool can touch along with a typical 248 series of runs to compile the data. All of this which has been validated;

Engines & Validation

  • Energy – Computational – DOE 2.2 run in the cloud on Green Build Studio (GBS), tested and documented against ASHRAE 140 Practical
  • Daylighting – Uses Autodesk A360 Rendering, a cloud based engine that uses bidirectional ray tracing. This engine has been validated against Radiance and real world measurements.
  • Solar – Perez sky model, tested by National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
  • Heating/Cooling – EnergyPlus / ASHRAE 140

Cloud based service that runs and stores the individual simulations

Insight includes a factor for HVAC that accurately reflects the overall value of HVAC system from hi to lo efficiency; a range or a single column

gbXML, DOE 2.2, EnergyPlus, Graphics, 2030…

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