Below are links to videos and materials from past presentations along with descriptions that were posted on the events calendar.
Simulation of Annual Daylight Illuminance Date of Presentation: 09Aug2012 Presenter: Christopher Meek Video: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B7xf7n6TnyD_Z3V6eWQ1NFNoT1U
Presentation Material: n/a Posted Description:
Christopher Meek will present the use of advanced daylighting simulation tools including Radiance and DAYSIM to estimate annual daylight illuminance. Topics covered will include existing and emerging annual metrics, blinds and blind control, and IDL-created data analysis tools for evaluating hourly illuminance data. Chris will also present recent simulation data including animated interior luminance maps used to evaluate the performance of a dynamic exterior shading system at the Bullitt Center, a six-story net-zero energy office building currently under construction in Seattle, WA.
About the Presenter: Christopher Meek is a Research Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington and registered architect in the State of Washington. He is among the core faculty of the Integrated Design Lab (IDL) at the University’s College of Built Environments where he consults with design teams in the Pacific Northwest and nationally with a focus on building energy performance, daylighting, visual comfort, electric lighting, and climate responsive design.
Large Batch DOE-2 Modeling With eQUEST Date of Presentation: 12July2012 Presenter: Kevin Madision Video: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B2_lyY0pvJmVZHgwd3lDR3VvU0E
Presentation Material: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B7xf7n6TnyD_ZG44dzhnN0QyZmc Posted Description: Kevin Madision will present "Large Batch DOE-2 Modeling with eQuest". The general release eQUEST includes an obscure but powerful capability to perform unlimited sequential simulations in a "batch" process. Through the use of a fairly simple database, this batch process can be used to vary specific parameters in order to analyze the energy impacts of design decisions. The results of the batch process are then stored in the standard eQUEST comma separated output file for easy comparison of overall results. In this presentation, you will learn how to construct a simple batch process that manipulates a combination of DOE-2 global parameters and keywords representing some basic energy efficiency measures. Example batch files will also be provided. You will also see some simple examples of how batch processing results can be presented to help inform the design process.
About the Presenter
Kevin Madison is president of Madison Engineering, a Seattle based energy analysis and research consulting firm. Kevin has been a member of the eQUEST and DOE-2 development team for over 14 years. Madison Engineering provides simulation and other energy analysis services to a wide variety of clients including architects, engineers, commissioning firms, public agencies and non-profit organizations. Prior to founding Madison Engineering in 1997, Kevin worked as an energy analyst and project manager for the California Energy Commission, the Washington State Energy Office and the Electric League of the Pacific Northwest.