Submitted by amanda on Sat, 2014-06-21 14:45


Digital or physical study models are constructed. These accurately map the land and vegetation around the buildings, showing indoor/outdoor relationships. Models are essential in communicating the design to the client, and to the community. Additionally, models can be used to accurately analyze thermal conditions through use of a heliodon, and programs such as EnergyPlus or Sefaira. These tools help us to test the passive climate response.