As humanity progresses, it’s becoming more and more crucial to consider energy efficiency in engineering design, not only to meet energy code, but also to sustain the planet. During my 4+ years with Primera, I have served as the lead energy modeler in the Buildings division. I strive every day to ensure energy efficiency is at the forefront of our design process. Despite its importance, not many people know about energy modeling, and even fewer people know how to incorporate it throughout a project. The goal of this article is to educate the reader on the basics of energy modeling and to bring awareness to a vital facet of the buildings industry.
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