This report was authored by COVE.TOOL and published on July 22, 2021. Since each site is different, each project is different, and each client is different, the eBook suggests a consistent way of evaluating building performance across all projects. Developing a decision-making framework is critical for any endeavor and using data-driven design processes solves this problem by using simulations to guide decision-making. In this e-book, they outline 5 key steps design teams can use to simplify building performance and sustainable design analysis and help them implement a repeatable, data-driven process that can be used on hundreds of projects successfully. Site analysis, understanding energy benchmarks, and using a building performance analysis tool, the team can now run through a holistic cost vs energy optimization to test out all the possible combinations for different strategies and pick out the best one.

Keywords: Architecture/Engineering, Building Retrofits, Cloud & Data Analytics, Construction/New Buildings, Energy Efficiency/Management,  HVAC & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Intelligent Building, Protocols/Standards, System Integrator, Benchmark, Range of Strategies, cove.tool


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