Chapter 18. Evaluating Your Preliminary Design: Sustainability

In this chapter, we will take our preliminary building model and investigate sustainable design strategies using the building information model geometry.

Revit does a number of things to support a sustainable design process and workflow, ranging from accurate material take-offs to energy analysis with third-party software. As you move to Revit from a more traditional drafting approach, you will begin to see more opportunities to engage in model-based simulation. This represents a shift in office workflow and culture. Revit changes how teams communicate, since everyone works with one centralized model that can aggregate linked structural and MEP models. Such close integration allows ...

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