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Mastering: Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2011 by James Vandezande, Phil Read, Eddy Krygiel

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Chapter 10. Conceptual Design and Sustainability

In this chapter, we will take a further look at Revit's Conceptual Design tool and how you can leverage it for sustainable design analysis. We'll also explore some tools with Revit and some that use Revit's BIM geometry to support sustainable design analysis.

Revit has a number of tools that support sustainable design processes and analysis, ranging from accurate material takeoffs to energy analysis to daylighting. As you move from a more traditional design workflow to Revit, you will see more opportunities to engage environmental simulations within the Revit model. This ability to see the model from different points of view makes a BIM project perfect for exploring sustainable design strategies. ...

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