Imagine something as simple as an app that tells you when a building is generating more energy than it is using and turns on your EV charger, or other energy using systems. Now take it to the next step and utilize trend data to predict the energy projection and use for a given day along with estimated energy costs. That is where we’re heading – integrated project teams leveraging Building Information Modeling (BIM) throughout design and construction phases have helped move the industry towards net zero energy use.
Energy modeling tools and capabilities are bringing us towards efficient performance and proper system designs. To maximize implementation, water management and ongoing financial incentives are hopefully around the corner. Rethinking how the end user occupies a building and the role buildings play in each of our lives goes beyond design and gets to the heart of owner and end-user requirements.Having a true understanding of the end-use allows a design team to maximize the efficiency of the space and energy using components.
The Farnsworth Group team is utilizing the learned skills and latest technologies to create and implement net zero energy goals at Fort Carson, Colorado. Find out more about the team, goals, and technologies used by visiting our Energy Portfolio.