Ecotect design simulation on existing building to enhance its energy efficiency

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Abstract

Ecotect Software has been used to calculate building's energy consumption by simulating its context within the environment. Mostly use by architects and building engineers to enhance their design advancements, the software is embedded to the main Autodesk CAD architecture, fully compatible with Autodesk REVIT. Research Studies on many existing buildings have been performed to evaluate its building's performance. It is related to its environment, especially on dealing with solar heat, its nature for day-lighting, natural airflow for ventilation, and its energy consumption for man-made systems such as Air Conditioning and Lighting. This research is conducted to reach basic optimum efficiency of an existing building at UI Campus in Depok. After using ecotect software we presumed that some strategic upgrading design propositions should be done to minimize the daily energy consumptions on air conditioning and lighting. Sensitive to the annual solar path and air/wind direction, we could propose an alternative to maximize the use of natural resource to reduce the building's energy consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012117
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume105
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2018
Event2nd International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, i-TREC 2017 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 3 Oct 20174 Oct 2017

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