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    as you requested... more on tools of understanding

    Quilian Riano
    Sep 27, '06 8:51 AM EST

    Since some people seemed interested about this information in my last post, I thought I would post a more full list of tools and where to get them:

    software for environmental engagement research and analysis:

    sun path diagrams-wind roses-other climatic info:
    http://squ1.com/weathertool

    Thorough and easy to use design and energy analysis software:
    http://squ1.com/ecotect
    ALL it can do: http://squ1.com/ecotect/features

    Specific analysis of solar strategies (it tells you if your overhang is big enough, etc...)
    http://squ1.com/solartool

    EPA Target Finder (gives you a target for energy reduction based on building program and region)
    http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=new_bldg_design.bus_target_finder

    embodied energy (although I have to admit I am confused on how to use it)
    http://www.bfrl.nist.gov/oae/software/bees.html

    a graph showing average temperature, relative humidity, direct solar radiation, and diffuse solar radiation as a function of the time of day:
    image

    These tools may not be applicable to every project, everytime (specially in studio), but are probably good to know.



     
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    • eenie

      thanks a lot +q. much appreciated.

      Sep 27, 06 7:24 pm

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