Autodesk Revit BIM Design Software: Sustainable, Energy-Efficient, Collaborative Design with Weather Based Location Analysis
Autodesk is one of the leading manufacturers of architectural design software. At this year's Greenbuild conference, the Buildaroo News Team interviewed Catherine from Autodesk about the company's Revit software, which is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) software that helps you explore early design concepts and forms. And the essential building information modeling (BIM) data that Autodesk Revit Architecture software provides can be used to support sustainable design, clash detection, construction planning, and fabrication. Michael from Autodesk walks us through the system's sustainable features as well as its unique built-in weather database in the above video.
Some sustainable features built into the system include:
- water and energy use
- PV use
- LEED credits
- light controls and occupancy sensors
- carbon emissions
- wall and roof construction
- The system allows you to generate an estimated energy bill and to then work on design alternatives to decrease energy cost.
Another really useful and unique feature of this system is its large built-in weather data base. Green Building studio draws from 1.6 million weather stations around the world and therefore ensures that the weather conditions you use in your design are accurate to that area.