Energy modeling allows in-depth comparative analysis of potential building systems and strategies to optimize energy performance. Modeling, when used as a design tool as opposed to simply a compliance method, enables the team to make integrated design decisions based on a full understanding of cost and how systems interact.
The Harvard Green Building Standards require multiple updates to energy models on large, new construction projects to ensure that appropriate measures are being tested at every stage of design.
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