[Bldg-sim] [Invitation] IBPSA-NYC Presents: Spatial Analysis of Thermal and Daylight Building Simulation Data with Mr.Comfy

Pallavi Mantha pallavi.mantha at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 10:10:06 PDT 2014

Please excuse the cross-postings.

In this month's IBPSA-NYC meet, we're continuing the conversation on
innovative ways to visualize building performance data.

IBPSA-NYC's new series of talks titled 'Innovative Ways to Visualize
Building Performance Data' explores an often under discussed topic of
visualizing performance data to tell a good story. Hope you can join us in
this conversation!

IBPSA-USA New York Regional Chapter presents:

Innovative Ways to Visualize Building Performance Data IV

Location: SIMPSON GUMPERTZ & HEGER, 550 Seventh Ave., 10th Floor, New York,
NY  10018

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 6:00-7:30 PM.

6:00-6:30 PM Networking

6:30-7:15 PM Spatial analysis of thermal and daylight building simulation
data with Mr.Comfy

Max Doelling, Developer, Mr.Comfy

7:15-7:30 PM Q & A

*Click here to register*:



Title: Spatial analysis of thermal and daylight building simulation data
with Mr.Comfy

Mr.Comfy is a plugin for Rhinoceros3d's parametric modeling environment
Grasshopper, written in Python, that allows designers to interactively
visualize EnergyPlus thermal and Daysim climate-based daylight building
simulation results data in design or daylight simulation models.

Instead of using charts or tabular formats, energy consumption, comfort,
illuminance levels and any other available performance report variable are
directly displayed through color-coded surfaces (and numeric values) where
they occur - in the individual thermal zones of a design. Mr.Comfy thus
bridges the gap between sustainable designers' need to analyze data
spatially but still retain numeric precision and multiple data
representation modes as typically exposed through traditional graphing.

The presentation introduces Mr.Comfy's key featues, relates them to
sustainable architectural design cognition and presents several case
studies of past student work.

Mr.Comfy is available free of charge at http://MrComfy.org<http://mrcomfy.org/>

About the Speaker: Max is the developer of Mr.Comfy, a spatial thermal
simulation data mapping tool, and founder in progress at
designefficiency.net, which will introduce design-driven building
simulation to architects. He previously served at the TU as assistant
professor in an EU-funded digital media literacy research project that
investigated the effects of simulation and rapid prototyping technologies
on architectural design. Max graduated from the TU Berlin in 2011 with a
diploma in Architecture; prior to joining its academic staff, he
volunteered as an urban and architectural designer for the Humane Society
of the United States and India's Keystone Foundation.

Pallavi Mantha


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