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OpenStudio - Parametric Analysis Tool


This session will cover the parametric analysis tool (PAT) within OpenStudio. PAT removes the need to hand edit each model to try out different architectural design, energy efficiency measures, or mechanical systems. Participants will learn the fundamental concepts of measure writing for OpenStudio, simulation parameters, running a simulation with PAT, and how firms can utilize this feature to inform early design decisions in regards to building performance.

Learning Objective 1: 
Participants will be able to explain the differences in workflow between the standard simulation practices and parametric modeling and analysis.
Learning Objective 2: 
Participants will learn the fundamental concepts of parametric analysis through OpenStudio measures, additional simulation parameters, and altering the typical geometry workflow.
Learning Objective 3: 
Participants will be able to run a simulation with OpenStudios' PAT as well as troubleshooting the simulations errors.
Learning Objective 4: 
Participants will learn where OpenStudios' PAT can be implemented in the design phases for increasing efficiency, but also, the impact of exploring multiple design decisions sanctimoniously.
Learning Units: 
1 LU
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Dylan Agnes
Research Scientist I
After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Idaho, Moscow, Dylan studied the science and engineering of building design by completing a Master's degree in architecture. As a student he worked at the Integrated Design Lab and gained hands-on experience in the practice of Integrated Design. As an IDL Research assistant, Dylan worked with both the architectural and engineering side of integrated design, providing a broader opportunity to cross over fields of study. He started working on real world projects at the Lab in the spring of 2015 and, graduated with a Master's of Architecture in Fall of 2017 with an emphasis in urban planning and net-zero/energy efficiency building design. Shortly after graduation Dylan began working as a Research Assistant at the IDL and has since been working on a wide range of projects from Energy Modeling to Daylighting Design.