Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Two environmental analysis and simulation workshops using Grasshopper, November 8–12, 2021 (McNeel Europe)


Online Workshop 1–Daylight Simulation and Optimisation
Nov 8-10, 2021, 10 AM-5 PM CET

Online Workshop 2– Sustainable Cities
Nov 11-12, 2021, 10 AM-5 PM CET

Hosted on Zoom by McNeel Europe 

Workshop 1: Daylight simulation and optimisation

The goal of the training is to teach architects and engineers the principal concepts of contemporary daylight techniques. The course covers multiple topics ranging from climate-based daylight modeling to circadian rhythm. The participants will learn to simulate daylight autonomy, glare, daylight factor, and other key concepts of the most popular sustainable certificates such as LEED, BREEAM, Living Building Challenge, or WELL. Further, the training introduces how the circadian rhythm can be used to foster human well-being and energy efficiency in building design. During the training, participants will elaborate on parametric models to test the concepts based on specific case studies.

The workshop introduces Ladybug Tools 1.3 for Grasshopper and ClimateStudio for Daylight Simulation.

Day 1

  • Introduction to Daylight in Architecture
  • EPW, TMY, Sunpath, Radiation Rose
  • Concepts and metrics
  • Simulation on a box. Sunlight hours on the facade. Introduction to daylight modeling in Grasshopper, Honeybee, and Ladybug
  • Introduction to daylight modeling
  • Simulation on a box. Sunlight hours on a facade. (analysis period, HDD, CDD) Explore sky models for your home location from the weblink
  • Daylight Performance Demands in European norms and most popular certificates: EN, LEED, BREEAM
  • Designing to daylight requirements. Daylight Factor
Day 2
  • Daylight Performance Demands in European norms and most popular certificates: LEED, Living Building Challenge, and WELL // about DA
  • Spatial Daylight Autonomy+Annual Sunlight Exposure (Climate Studio)
  • Optimisation
  • Single objective Optimisation to enhance daylight conditions (louver’s position for SDA)
  • Daylight and radiance (heat)
  • Multi-objective optimisation
Day 3
  • Introduction to Circadian Rhythm and Alertness, Melanopic Lux
  • Circadian potential and integrative lighting (Alfa, Lark Spectral Lighting)
  • Daylight Glare Probability (Ladybug tools and Climate Studio)
  • View out (LEED through CS).
  • Electric lighting integration (Climate studio). From energy efficiency to human wellbeing
  • Radiance fundamentals and materials. Creating new materials in Radiance for Ladybug Tools and with ClimateStudio for Grasshopper

Workshop 2: Sustainable Cities – Urban analysis and simulation in times of climate change

In times of rapid anthropogenic climate change and rapid urbanization, cities can be drivers for positive changes, drawing policies and introducing action. Understanding city behavior and metabolism are crucial to taking the next step. This training introduces a set of tools that allows for modeling, analyzing, and simulating urban models. Assessment of temperature, humidity, and winds, to name some to predict comfort, solar potential, urban heat islands, future climate, and more. This is a hands-on course showing typical solutions using Ladybug Tools, Elk, showing the connection between parametric tools and GIS and how to streamline workflows for urban assessments.

Day 1
  • Climate change and sustainable cities.
  • Intro to Urban Modelling using GIS (OSM), with Elk.
  • Urban concepts and metrics.
  • Climate analysis LBT, future climate.
  • Introduction to 3DCity models (CityGML and CityJSON).
  • Solar irradiation analysis. QGIS with UMEP.
  • Trees and urban heat islands, shading benefit.
  • Load match with LBT (Energy use vs. energy production).
Day 2
  • Introducing Dragonfly. Dragonfly vs. Honeybee.
  • Advanced urban modeling. From Elk to Dragonfly using Mask.
  • Weather data. Rural vs. urban.
  • Morphing weather data with Urban Weather Generator.
  • Microclimate. Outdoor comfort. Metrics (Universal Thermal Climate Index).
  • Outdoor domestic spaces, shadow optimisation (UTCI with LBT).
  • Dragonfly Energy.Introduction to URBANopt.
  • Load sharing example with Dragonfly and URBANopt. District-scale energy analysis workflow.

The online workshops are for people who are already familiar with Rhino and Grasshopper.

Rafael Campamà Pizarro: Building engineer, environmental designer, and experienced construction project manager. Cofounder of the Living Future Sweden Collaborative. Pursuing his PhD in the division of Energy and Building Design at the Architecture and Built Environment department of Lund University. He has researched the integration of daylight and electrical lighting in buildings. He is currently involved in a research project for energy renovation toward climate-neutral neighborhoods in Sweden. In addition, he is in charge of training students on daylight simulation tools within the Master Program in Energy-efficient and Environmental Building Design at Lund University. 

Adrian Krezlik: Architect graduated from Technical University of Łódź (Poland), worked for Zaha Hadid Architects in London (2009-2011), and later for  Fernando Romero (2011-2012) and Rojkind Arquitectos (2013-2014) in Mexico City. In Poland, he founded the Contemporary Architecture Foundation which has organized more than seventy events dedicated to parametric design. He is interested in science-based architectural design, primarily based on building performance, and its impact on the environment. He lectured in Barcelona, Cairo, Copenhagen, Helsinki, and Warsaw, to list some. He was Visiting Assistant Professor at Weißensee Kunsthochschule in Berlin. He is an architecture curator for the Polish Pavilion for the EXPO 2020. Adrian started PhD research at FAUP in 2019 and joined CEAU in 2020. In 2021 he joined MIT Portugal PhD Program. He is a co-founder of Dosta Tec, a company dedicated to building performance simulation and energy efficiency. 

Online course fees:

Workshop 1: EUR 395,- (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers get a 50% discount (proof of status required).

Workshop 2EUR 250,- (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers get a 50% discount (proof of status required).

Special offer for both workshops: EUR 580,- (+VAT)

Please note, your seat is confirmed after payment has cleared.

Max. number of participants for each course: 25. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled 15 days before.

Course language: English

Educational seats are limited. Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe!


Anonymous said...

Hello, will the workshop be recorded, so that I can watch it later again? Is there also a documentation? Thanks a lot!

Unknown said...

Will this be an online course?

Erick Thomas Allende

Anonymous said...

Hello, where can I sign up for the workshop?