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project.assist: Sustainability Comprehensive Report
project.assist: Sustainability Comprehensive Report
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Written by Christopher Riddell
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Brief Overview

The Sustainability Consulting Report (Comprehensive) is an advanced tool for architects and project teams aiming for excellence in sustainable building design. This in-depth report encompasses a wide range of analyses, from energy consumption and water use to detailed evaluations of daylight, glare, carbon footprint, and more. Tailored for projects with ambitious sustainability goals, it provides detailed insights and recommendations that support making well-informed, environmentally responsible design and construction decisions.

Required Data

  • Geometry: Requires a drawing.tool-ready import or equivalent detailed models from Revit, Rhino, ArchiCAD, and SketchUp.

  • Standard Intake Form: Captures comprehensive project details and sustainability goals.

  • Project Basis of Design (BoD) Document: Includes general assembly selections, renovation conditions, and/or material takeoff quantities.

  • Address: To consider local climate and environmental factors.

  • Desired Baseline (CLF High/Medium/Low): For benchmarking embodied carbon and other sustainability metrics.

Deliverables

  • Project Overview: Detailed summary of project specifics and overarching sustainability strategies.

  • Knowing Your Climate: Advanced climate analysis tailored to inform specific sustainable design interventions.

  • Energy Analysis: Comprehensive energy modeling, identifying efficiency measures and renewable energy opportunities.

  • Water Use: Detailed assessment of water consumption and strategies for water efficiency and conservation.

  • Daylight & Glare Report: In-depth analysis of daylighting conditions and glare management, enhancing occupant comfort and energy savings.

  • Quality Reviews: Evaluation of visual comfort and access to views, contributing to well-being and satisfaction.

  • Shadow Study: Detailed examination of the project's shadow impact, considering both aesthetic and environmental implications.

  • Solar Radiation Study: Analysis of solar exposure for optimizing building orientation, envelope design, and the potential for solar energy utilization.

  • Sun Hours Study: Assesses sunlight availability for outdoor spaces, contributing to landscape design and outdoor comfort.

  • Carbon Profile: Includes a comprehensive carbon footprint analysis, offering strategies for reducing embodied and operational carbon.

Why You Would Want the Report

  • Advanced Sustainability Planning: Equip your project with a broad and deep understanding of its environmental impact, from energy use to carbon footprint.

  • Data-Driven Design Decisions: Leverage detailed analyses to make informed choices that enhance sustainability, occupant comfort, and building performance.

  • Market Leadership: Demonstrate a commitment to environmental stewardship and innovation, positioning your project at the forefront of sustainable design.

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