In this video, learn how to set the internal energy settings to prepare your model for Green Building Studio.
- [Instructor] Well, we might as well start with some energy settings since this is an energy course. In Revit, we have much more than just walls, doors, and ducts, we can specify building types, building operation schedules, and quite a bit more. The objective of this video is to set the internal energy settings to prepare our model for Green Building Studio. All of these choices will make a big difference in the functionality, but they can all be changed in Green Building Studio when we're done. These are just basically the defaults. So let's start off in Revit. Under models I'm going to go to open, I'm going to browse where I'm keeping my exercise files, and I have a model in here called GBS-ARCH. You can use your own model, but man, it's got to be clean. I'm going to open up this GBS-ARCH, and I want to look at a few settings, so let's click open. Now, it's a basic model for sure. If we get on the floor plan level one, we can analyze either rooms or spaces, whichever we see fit. In this model I have rooms. If I go to level one ceiling plan, notice I have ceilings. Green Building Studio and gbXML is very specific on how building components and rooms interact with one another. I have a section here, if I drag this section down, and I open it up, I'll drill into here, notice that my room is at least the height of my ceiling. Actually, this room, as you can see, is higher than it. That's fine, 'cause if we export this to gbXML using building information, we need to make sure that there's no gap between our actual room and the actual ceiling, or actual bounding element. We can close out of these other views, staying in our 3D view. Let's go to the analyze tab. I'd like to come all the way down here to energy settings. The reason we're coming to energy settings is because we're preparing our model to be exported to a gbXML. Your defaults might be different than mine, but let's go through them. For the mode, there's a couple values. We can use building elements, conceptual masses, which is used more for insight, and a combination of the two. In this model, I want to use building elements. Our ground plane is level one, and our project phase is new construction. Analytical space resolution and surface resolution, basically we give it a little bit of a buffer. I just mentioned that your room can't be below a ceiling. If it's within 1' 6" it may work or it may not work. I like to just keep them the same. So let's keep these two as default, and for other options let's click edit. The detailed model, because we're not using analytical massing, these are going to be grayed out. If we had masses in our model and we selected mass, these would be available. These items, however, need to be adjusted. Building type, I have mine set for an office. We're running around the clock around here, so we're going to go 24/7 facility. For the HVAC system, we have a lot of choices here. I'll go with central VAV hot water/heat chiller. Export category, we have to make the choice here. We have rooms in this model so I'll keep it on rooms. Let's scroll down, material thermal properties. Conceptual types, let's click edit. These are all for massing. What we're doing now isn't going to matter here so hit okay or cancel. Schematic types, building, click on this browser button. What we could do is if we wanted to override any of the items in the model, we could override the roofs and say, you know what, I have a different type of roof. Click okay. Now click okay. Click okay one more time. And we're ready for the next step.
- Exporting models from Revit
- Setting up profiles and projects in Green Building Studio
- Creating a run list
- Creating design alternatives
- Adding project details