Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Zeroplus Campus Design - Z+ Toolit Development
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Introducing the official SlideShare app

Stunning, full-screen experience for iPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Zeroplus Campus Design - Z+ Toolit Development

249
views

Published on

The mission of the Zero+ Campus Design Project is to develop campus solutions that can eliminate or have a net-positive effect on emissions, pollutants, and energy and water resource use in order to …

The mission of the Zero+ Campus Design Project is to develop campus solutions that can eliminate or have a net-positive effect on emissions, pollutants, and energy and water resource use in order to reduce long-term costs and also to align campus operations with the content of related teaching and research. The project includes the development of the zero+ curriculum, an online "expert" resource, and design tools referred to as the "Z+ Toolkit" to foster net-zero energy, balanced building and site water flows and zero-emission campus design, planning and performance. This presentation reviews and demonstrates the approach, architecture and application of the Z+ Toolkit, in terms of what is completed and what is future development

The goal of developing the “Zero+ Toolkit” is to provide a means to easily conduct performance analysis for energy and water in the early phase of design, to determine the performance potential of strategic sets or “bundles” of strategies, and to quickly measure the related performance metrics. The desired outcome of the toolkit is to empower the designer (student, CPPM staff, and design teams) by providing user-friendly tools in the earliest stages of design. The Zero+ Toolkit includes three tool resources that are under development.

1. The Z+ Shoebox Model Maker is a Google SketchUp™ plug-in intended for early stages of project planning and design when basic building parameters and characteristics are known, yet design has not yet begun. The plugin is intended to be used in conjunction with IES <virtual> (IES VE) software including the IES Plug-in for Sketchup. Later versions may be developed to work with the Department of Energy's EnergyPlus. The Zero+ Shoebox Model Maker allows the user to quickly create a"shoebox" model of the proposed building and to quickly model and evaluate a variety of strategies, glazing area ratios, and building configurations.

2. The "Zero+ Calculator” is an Excel spreadsheet calculator developed for use by students, staff researchers, facilities managers and designers. The Z+ Calculator can be used to assess early design planning for new and existing building alterations on the University of Minnesota Campus. The tool can easily be adapted to any campus or group of buildings where current energy and water usage data are available. It is intended for early stages of project planning and design; however, it is also useful for a variety of cost-benefit and feasibility evaluations relating to future or hypothetical upgrades. The tool is designed so that is can be used as a stand alone tool or in concert with the Zero+ Shoebox Model Maker and IES VE software.

3. The "Zero+ Campus Modeler Prototype” demonstrates an innovative concept for an integrated SketchUp/Excel/IES VE analysis tool that can model and compare the performance of a simple “baseline model” to “bundles of strategies” for multiple design proposals for a single building, multiple buildings or on a campus-wide scale.

Published in: Design, Technology, Business

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
249
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
9
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide
  • OVERVIEW OF 4 FOLD MISSION OF ZERO+ PROJECT
  • COURSES TAUGHT AND PROJECT TYPES – LIVE LINKS ARE TO PROJECT WEBSITE
  • QUICK OVERVIEW – CLICK LINK TO WEBSITE FOR CONTENT
  • EXPLAINS DESIGN PROCESS PHASES AND RELATIVE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE CHANGES THAT IMPROVE PERFORMANCE.
  • DISCUSSION OF TOOLS – THEIR STRUCTURE AND APPLICATION
  • ILLUSTRATES THE OVERALL ARCHITECTURE AND INTERACTION OF THE COMPONENTS OF THE TOOLKIT.
  • INTRODUCE THE SCREENSHOTS AND DEMONSTRATION FOR THE “Z+ SHOEBOX MODEL MAKER”
  • SEQUENCE OF SCREENSHOTS AND EXPLANATION OF STEPS USING THE “Z+ SHOEBOX MODEL MAKER”
  • SEQUENCE OF SCREENSHOTS AND EXPLANATION OF STEPS USING THE “Z+ SHOEBOX MODEL MAKER”
  • INTRODUCES THE VIDEO DEMONSTRATION FOR THE “Z+ SHOEBOX MODEL MAKER”
  • INTRODUCE THE SCREENSHOTS AND EXPLANATION OF THE “Z+ CALCULATOR”
  • Sequence of Screen Shots from the Zero+ Calculator.
  • Sequence of Screen Shots from the Zero+ Calculator.
  • Screen Shots from the Zero+ Calculator.
  • INTRODUCES THE VIDEO DEMONSTRATION FOR THE “Z+ SCAMPUS MODELER”
  • Transcript

    • 1. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Zero+ Campus Design Project Energy/Water Nexus Z+ Toolkit Development Presented by Loren Abraham, Salovich Research Fellow Beta Version Developed: 1. Zero+ Shoebox Model Maker Beta Version Developed: 2. Zero+ Calculator Video Prototype Proposed: 3. Zero+ Campus Modeler
    • 2. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Zero+ Campus Design Project Energy/Water Nexus Presented by Loren Abraham, Salovich Research Fellow with Mary Guzowski, Principal Investigator Zero+ Campus Mission How can we create net-positive buildings, landscapes, and communities? Can we use the campus buildings and landscapes to: • Generate energy, preserve and restore water, eliminate emissions, reduce climate impact, and regenerate the environment? • Explore, test, and pilot a new generation of integrated design strategies and tools across disciplines, ecological issues, and scales? • Integrate the education, research, and campus planning missions to actively engage students, faculty, and staff to explore these integrated design questions?
    • 3. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Zero+ Research and Decision Tools: Assess existing design tools and develop the “Zero+ Toolkit” to support early design and decision-making processes. Pilot-test tools in the classroom and for integration into the early design phases for capital planning. Z+ Toolkit and Website Stakeholder Process: Evaluate campus design and decision-making processes to more effectively integrate energy and water strategies. Select key capital projects for research and course investigation in early design phases. Pilot Projects and Tools Zero+ Curriculum Develop courses to investigate early design strategies, metrics, and tools that can be brought back into the early phases of the capital planning and predesign. 5 Courses Demonstration Projects: Design and construct demonstration projects to engage students, promote sustainability, and test energy and water strategies on campus. Bike Pasture Zero+ Project Goals & Outcomes Energy/Water Nexus
    • 4. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Campus Projects and Courses: Energy/Water Strategies & Recommendations http://zeropluscampus.umn.edu/courses/ Course Title Projects • Zero+ Campus Design Studio: 7 weeks • Residence hall • Generic lab • Video Catalyst Workshop: 1 week • Church Street • West Bank landscape • Integrating Architecture & Landscape M-term: 3 weeks • Tate Lab Renovation and Church Street • Whole Building Analysis Seminar: 15 weeks • Tate Lab Renovation and Church Street • Rapson Hall Renovation • Theory & Practice of Sustainable Design Seminar: 3 weeks • Tate Lab Renovation and Church Street • Eddy Hall Renovation and Historic Knoll v
    • 5. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Zero+ Website: Online Resources: Energy/Water Strategies & Recommendations www.zeropluscampus.umn.edu ZERO+ WEBSITE DESIGN RESOURCES 1. Course Materials: syllabi, project statements, student works, design and research proposals 2. Campus Projects: course outcomes as strategies, recommendations, performance criteria 3. Demonstration: bike pasture process and outcomes 4. Case Studies: precedents of energy and water integration across scales 5. Tools: under development
    • 6. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Zero+ Design Tools & Design Phases Zero+ Toolkit: Bridging Early Design and Design Development SCHEMATIC (Architects with Energy Expertise) Ecotect Building Design Advisor HEED; Energy10, etc. IES VE-Ware/Toolkits/Pro PREDESIGN (Architects) Best Practices Rules-of-Thumb Case Studies Simple Calculators & Decision Tools DESIGN DEVELOPMENT+ (Architect with Energy Consultants) Energy Plus, DOE2, Radiance eQUEST Integrated Environmental Solutions VE-Gaia Integrated Environmental Solutions VE-Pro Others Energy/Water Nexus BRIDGING THE EARLY DESIGN TOOL GAP: Z+ Tool Development Beta Versions: 1) Z+ SketchUp Plug-in+IES-VE and 2) Z+ Calculator Prototype: 3) Z+ Campus Modeler • Limits of Existing Tools: scale and strategy limitations, accuracy, time, lack of design integration • Z+ Tool Response: 3-D interface with robust analysis tool (IES-VE) which can be combined with zero+ calculator to compare baseline and strategies using campus building and performance data • User Options: Either a 3-D or menu-based interface (for students/architects and planners) Integrative Design Process
    • 7. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Zero+ Tool Evaluation and Development: Energy/Water Nexus Beta Version Developed: 1. Zero+ Shoebox Model Maker Z+ SketchUp Plugin + IES-VE Pro Concept: • Remain within design tool while interfacing with an accurate analytical tool • Quickly compare baseline building with alternative design strategies • 3-D interface to evaluate ecological and economic benefits Beta Version Developed: 2. Zero+ Calculator Excel Spreadsheet Analysis Tool Concept: • Use performance data from UMN buildings to compare baseline with design strategies • Menu interface to quickly and accurately evaluate ecological and economic benefits Video Prototype (proposed): 3. Zero+ Campus Model Maker Integrating Z+ Shoebox SketchUp Plug-in, IES- VE, and Z+ Calculator Concept: • Integrate outcomes from separate building and landscape scale analyses (Shoebox + Calculator) • Optimize integrated campus strategies across scales • Easily compare ecological and economic benefits at campus scale
    • 8. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Google Sketchup Shoebox Modeler Campus Modeler Building optimizer Rank/Apply Strategies Input Project Data Input IES Data LCCA Results Z+ Summary Results Parametric Data Manager Carbon Calculator Building Water Calculator Rainwater Capture Calculator Evapotrans Calculator Occupancy Calculator Climate data Consumption Data Site Data/GIS Links Stormwater Data Cost Data “Z+ Toolkit” Architecture Z+ Shoebox Plugin <VE> Pro IES ModelIT Sunpath Apache Vista MacroFlo FlucsDL Radiance MicroFlo CFD IES VE GAIA ASHRAE 62 Daylighting IES VE TOOLKITS Design Reports Climate Materials Bioclimatic Integration Analysis Energy Water Solar Daylight Carbon/RE LEED Review Energy Carbon/RE Water Daylight Thermal Comfort Z+ Calculator Share SKD RUBY
    • 9. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Z+ Shoebox Plugin Demo
    • 10. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Zero+ Shoebox Plugin Demo To create a shoebox model in Sketchup the Zero+ Shoebox plugin is selected.
    • 11. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Basic Building parameters are entered including floor area, height, aspect ratio, window type and window-to-floor area ratio, skylight type and skylight-to-floor- area ratio, etc.
    • 12. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator The surrounding buildings are specified.
    • 13. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator The shoebox model is now created in only seconds, complete with all windows, interior partitions and as defined in the dialog box queries.
    • 14. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Using the IES VE Plugin we can set location, building occupancy type and make construction assignments.
    • 15. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator After identifying rooms the model appears in X-ray view. Now the model is ready for export to IES VE for analysis.
    • 16. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Rooms are represented in blue, active zone is red and all objects assigned as shade are yellow.
    • 17. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator After clicking on the IES tool in Sketchup, a model is created in IES with all the walls, windows, external buildings, shading and settings made in the Sketchup model. Building Occupancy may be adjusted as well.
    • 18. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Shoebox Model can now be viewed for accuracy using the IES VE Model Viewer.
    • 19. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator First the shoebox model is evaluated for overall performance including energy use and carbon emissions using the free tool, IES VEWare
    • 20. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Shoebox Model can now be evaluated for climate, energy, daylighting, renewable energy potential, and various LEED Credits using IES VE Toolkits.
    • 21. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Heating and Cooling Loads analysis of Shoebox Model using IES VE Toolkits.
    • 22. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Solar shading analysis of Shoebox Model using IES VE Toolkits.
    • 23. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Detailed model can be modified in IES VE for further analysis.
    • 24. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Z+ Shoebox Plugin Future Development Note: If the video in the next slide does not appear, you may view the video demonstration by clicking on the link below. After watching return to the slide presentation and continue. Link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHCKVzce-ts
    • 25. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Z+ Calculator Demo
    • 26. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator
    • 27. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator
    • 28. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator
    • 29. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Z+ Toolkit Development: Energy/Water Nexus Beta Version Developed: 1. Zero+ Shoebox Model Maker Z+ SketchUp Plugin + IES-VE Pro Further Research & Pedagogy • Tate Lab/Church St. Studio: tool enhancement – predesign • Expansion of massing and strategies for model maker Beta Version Developed: 2. Zero+ Calculator Excel Spreadsheet Analysis Tool Further Research & Pedagogy • Develop online interface decision tool • Develop additional decision- based strategies and processes for early design on campus • Expand 30+ buildings Video Prototype Proposed: 3. Zero+ Campus Modeler Z+ Shoebox Plug-in, IES-VE, and Z+ Calculator Further Research & Pedagogy • Integration of shoebox model maker and zero+ calculator into campus scale tool • Development of analyzer tools for ranking and optimizing
    • 30. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator “Z+ Toolkit” Prototype Note: If the video in the next slide does not appear, you may view the video demonstration by clicking on the link below. After watching return to the slide presentation and continue. Link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fWDGAUsQjw
    • 31. Lance Neckar, Principal Investigator Mary Guzowski, Co-Principal Investigator Loren Abraham, Project Coordinator Zero+ Campus Design Project Energy/Water Nexus Z+ Toolkit Development Presented by Loren Abraham, Salovich Research Fellow Beta Version Developed: 1. Zero+ Shoebox Model Maker Beta Version Developed: 2. Zero+ Calculator Video Prototype Proposed: 3. Zero+ Campus Modeler