[Bldg-sim] Parametric analysis/modeling and Live analysis/modeling

Cramer Silkworth silkworth at transsolar.com
Thu Jun 3 11:37:34 PDT 2010


Good question. Parametric modeling can be just about anything you need 
it to be. To me, it means a model that has one or more variations of 
some parameters that you want to quantify the differences between. For 
example, comparing annual heating and cooling energy use for a building 
with and without shading. And/or the daylighting impacts of that shading.

It's never an idealized optimization, but if you know something about 
building science and the desires of your client/architect, it's a good 
way to demonstrate the impact of changing whatever design parameters 
you're studying. The tricky part is knowing what parameters to change 
and how.

*Cramer Silkworth
212 219 2255 | silkworth at transsolar.com <mailto:silkworth at transsolar.com>
Transsolar Inc. | 134 Spring Street Suite 601 | New York, NY 10012

Transsolar Climate Engineering
Technical consulting for energy efficiency and environmental quality in 
New York - Stuttgart - Munich*
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