ESD Source: GreenBIM – Deakin Uni Presentation


Thanks again to Sally Darling and her team at ESD Solution for inviting me to present at the recent ESD Source event. It was great to see so many interested students and professionals attend and participate.

Please see a collection of links and additional articles addressing some of my presentation material from the evening.

Matt Rumbelow | Revitall Systems

Autodesk Video: “ThinkTank” – Project Chicago ESD Protype.

Autodesk Video:  New Orleans Sponge Garden – Peter Anderson (Anderson Anderson Architecture)


Autodesk Video: Sustainability Design for Buildings – John Kennedy (Autodesk)

At the Sustainability Summit at Autodesk, on January 27, 2011, Autodesk’s John Kennedy talks about building performance—conceptual energy analysis, Project Vasari, and the green building market.

Autodesk Video: Sustainability Design at Universities – Dawn Danby (Autodesk)

At the Sustainability Summit at Autodesk, on January 27, 2011, Autodesk’s Dawn Danby talks about the importance of teaching engineering and design students to build sustainability into their designs from the beginning, and the tools they need to get there, including the Sustainability Workshop. This is one of a set of videos from the Summit.

ESD Source Supplier BIM Content

Billi 3D Model Content (RubySketch)

PolyFlor 3D Model Content (BIMStop)

Askin Performance Panels 3D Model Content

Additional Articles

Responsible Sourcing Starts With Design – James Goodfellow (Make Architects)

Resilient design is needed now – Chris Tackett (

New ‘Potential Energy Savings’ Widget –

David Scheer (Autodesk)

Additional Software

Revit: Using Autodesk 360 Green Building Studio – Ashley Tisue (Microdesk)

Autodesk Green Building Studio is a web-based energy analysis tool that can help architects and designers perform whole building analysis, optimize energy efficiency, and work toward carbon neutrality earlier in the design process. In this webinar learn how Green Building Studio works, how to perform common tasks with the software, and how to understand energy results.

Graphisoft ArchiCAD EcoDesigner

IES Software: Intergrated Environmental Solutions

IES VE-Ware (free) – Revit and SketchUP

IES Melbourne Office
Level 1, 123 Camberwell Road
Hawthorn East, Melbourne
Vic 3123 Australia
+61 (0) 3 9808 8431

IES VE BIM Faculty Summit

Our team show you how best to prepare a BIM model for analysis, share hints and tips for checking model geometry, show you how to use our Revit® plug-in and much more!

Trimble SketchUP

SketchUpBuilding Performance Analysis Plugins

Building Performance Analysis
Concept The Concept plugin for SketchUp by Sefaira, Ltd. allows designers to quickly and easily create SketchUp models that can be analyzed by Sefaira Concept, a web-based whole building sustainability analysis tool built specifically for conceptual design.
gModeller gModeller is an energy analysis plugin for SketchUp from GreenspaceLive. Based on the gbXML standard for designing resource efficient buildings and specifying associated equipment, gModeller enables building designers to decorate 3D SketchUp building models with gbXML surfaces and openings, to identify and label gbXML spaces, and to import and export gbXML models.
IES VE SketchUp plugin The IES VE SketchUp plugin allows you to assign important sustainable design information like location, building type, room type, construction types and HVAC systems to a SketchUp model and then import it directly into an IES tool for analysis, without having to re-build any geometry.
OpenStudio The OpenStudio Plugin adds the building energy simulation capabilities of EnergyPlus to the SketchUp environment. It allows you to create, edit and view EnergyPlus input files within SketchUp. Add as much extra detail as you need to zones and surfaces. The plugin also allows users to launch EnergyPlus simulations and view the results from within SketchUp.

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