Energy Analysis in Revit (Insight 360) w/Dan Stine

On this episode of BIM After Dark Live I will be joined by Dan Stine of Lake|Flato Architect’s to talk about Energy Analysis in Revit.

Personally, I have not done an energy analysis of a Revit model since the “Green Building Studio” days and I am very excited to see how things have changed, the workflows, and the tools.

Dan is going to walk through some of the following topics…

– Brief primer on Lake|Flato’s goals around building performance
– Introduction to Revit + Insight for early energy modeling
– Understand why you can trust the results
– The importance of baselines; ASHRAE 90.1, Architecture 2030 (Zero Tool)
– Learn how to interpret the results and act on them
– Best of all, see the workflow in action!!!

Sit back, relax, and let’s geek out!

Links Mentioned:
Try Out Polycam Today –
Save 10% Off Enscape Today –
Dan’s Blog (BIM Chapters) –
Lake|Flato Architects –
Follow Dan on Twitter –
Dan’s Blog Post About Thermal Zoning –
Dan’s Blog Post About ASHRAE 0-.1 Baseline –
Dan’s Blog Post about Derating the R-Values –

00:00 Introduction
03:00 Polycam (iPhone to BIM!)
04:47 Introducing Dan Stine
20:31 Big “Bad” BIM Tip of the Week (Clipboard History)
23:50 Energy Modeling in Revit Process – Step 1: Building a Mass
28:06 Energy Modeling in Revit Process – Step 2: Check Energy Settings
30:49 Energy Modeling in Revit Process – Step 3: Create Energy Model
34:09 Show Analytical Surfaces
39:36 Energy Modeling in Revit Process – Step 4: Set Location
43:31 Energy Modeling in Revit Process – Step 5: Generate Analysis
46:50 Analyzing in Autodesk Insight 360
54:23 Insight 360 – Refining Your Settings and Analysis
57:26 Energy Modeling with Revit Elements (beyond the Mass!)
01:02:00 Refining Materials, Walls, HVAC Settings, and More
01:08:00 Outro

Here are some links to all of the hardware and software I use:

My Main Revit Computer (BIMBOX) –
How I Record My Tutorials (Camtasia Studio) –
My Microphone (Blue Yeti USB) –
My Studio Headphones (Sennheiser HD 600) –
My Camera for Videos and Images (Canon EOS 80D) –
The Lens I use for these videos (50mm) –
My Webcam for Webinars (Logitech C922X) –
My Favorite Sketchbook (“Blank” by 30×40) –
My Favorite Sketching Pens (Sharpie “Fine”) –
Greatest Sketching Marker of All Time (Sign Pen) –

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