TABLE of CONTENTS

Contacts

Climate Data and Climate Files

Map of Climate Zones
  • Select City
    • Energy Scheming Data for City
    • Graphic and Tabular Data for City
      • Normals, Means, and Extremes
      • Station Narrative
      • Wind Data
      • Sky Data
      • Solar Radiation Data
      • Degree Day Data

Select by Data Type in List Format

Creating a Climate File in Energy Scheming

Energy Scheming Central (University of Oregon)

Energy Scheming at Washington University

ES Tour

Exercises: Recycling with Energy Scheming

TERRAIN MAP: outline of exercise

A. DOCUMENTING: input your building

  1. Assemble Schematic Plans and Elevations of Your Design
  2. Identify the Building's Construction Type(s)
  3. Diagram the Solar Concept
  4. Determine Your Simulation Strategy
  5. Diagram the Daylighting Zones
  6. Get the Drawings into the Computer
  7. Create a New Climate, if necessary

B. DEFINING: take-offs and specifications

  1. Tuning Settings to Fit Your Building
  2. Define Your Daylight Zone Icon
  3. Set Performance Goals for Lighting and Heating
  4. Create Plan Specifications
  5. Create Elevation Specifications

C. ANALYZING: understanding energy patterns

  1. Use the Rule-of-Thumb Window Sizer
  2. View the Graphic Report
  3. Interpret and Assess the Building's Performance

D. RE-DESIGNING: 'generate and test' cycles

  1. Re-Design to Meet Your Window Performance Targets
  2. Re-Design to Reduce Net Flows and Peak Loads
  3. Print the "Energy Performance Report"
  4. Document Design Changes

E. EVALUATING: energy codes as indicators

  1. Set an Energy Budget
  2. Choose Reference Criteria
  3. Model Your Reference Case Building
  4. Compare the Performance of the Two Designs

Example Building

Worked Example, Re-Cycling with Energy Scheming

A. DOCUMENTING: input your building

  1. Assemble Schematic Plans and Elevations of Your Design
  2. Identify the Building's Construction Type(s)
  3. Diagram the Solar Concept
  4. Determine Your Simulation Strategy
  5. Diagram the Daylighting Zones
  6. Get the Drawings into the Computer
  7. Create a New Climate, if necessary

B. DEFINING: take-offs and specifications

  1. Tuning Settings to Fit Your Building
  2. Define Your Daylight Zone Icon
  3. Set Performance Goals for Lighting and Heating
  4. Create Plan Specifications
  5. Create Elevation Specifications

C. ANALYZING: understanding energy patterns

  1. Use the Rule-of-Thumb Window Sizer
  2. View the Graphic Report
  3. Interpret and Assess the Building's Performance

D. RE-DESIGNING: 'generate and test' cycles

  1. Re-Design to Meet Your Window Performance Targets
  2. Re-Design to Reduce Net Flows and Peak Loads
  3. Print the "Energy Performance Report"
  4. Document Design Changes

E. EVALUATING: energy codes as indicators

  1. Set an Energy Budget
  2. Choose Reference Criteria
  3. Model Your Reference Case Building
  4. Compare the Performance of the Two Designs

Model

Drawings

Final Drawings

Site Photos

Help

Common Problems and Questions

How to Define a Trombe' Wall

Instructors

Manual

Students

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY in ST. LOUIS
AR546c Climate and Light
Spring 1999, Graduate Lecture/Workshop Course

AR547a Environment and Buildings
Fall 1998, Graduate Lecture/Workshop Course

ARXXX Environmental Building Systems
Fall1998, Undergradauate Lecture Course

STUDIO PROJECTS USING ENERGY SCHEMING

FORM and SUBSTANCE: The Poetics and Pragmatics of Environmental Design
(Leading Edge Competition)

Spring 1998 Graduate Studio

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

Energy Scheming Web Course
Graduate/Undergraduate Seminar