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  • Delivering Affordable Net-Zero Energy Housing

    Delivering Affordable Net-Zero Energy Housing

    MiCasa Inc. achieves net-zero energy by using Sefaira to balance building envelope performance and renewable energy generation in the late design stage.

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  • Thai Millennials' Approach to Sustainability at the Asia Young Designer Awards

    Thai Millennials' Approach to Sustainability at the Asia Young Designer Awards

    During the 2019 Asia Young Designer Awards, Almond and June’s projects were judged by economic, cultural, and environmental impact.

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  • Considering building performance during conceptual design

    Considering building performance during conceptual design

    The paradox of early design is that architects have to make the most critical decisions when they have the least time to evaluate them thoroughly.

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  • Detailing out an efficient design-build workflow

    Detailing out an efficient design-build workflow

    From commercial to residential builds, Scott Miller from Remington Development Corporation uses the SketchUp suite of tools to perfect the conceptual design process.

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  • SketchUp 2021: Building a Foundation for Success

    SketchUp 2021: Building a Foundation for Success

    SketchUp 2021 brings new tools and features to your workflow so you can design delightfully on an informed foundation.

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  • A Fresh Look for SketchUp

    A Fresh Look for SketchUp

    As our brand and products have evolved, so has our suite of product logos.

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  • PreDesign: Sunny with a chance of better design

    PreDesign: Sunny with a chance of better design

    SketchUp’s cooked up some brand-spanking-new functionality for better design in the 2021 release. Get the scoop.

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  • Good daylight brings all the employees to the (court)yard

    Good daylight brings all the employees to the (court)yard

    We’re going to use SketchUp and some extensions to find out how sunlight falls on (and in) your courtyard and how to optimize the design of your courtyard for optimal daylight.

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  • SketchUp as a sustainable development platform? Yup.

    SketchUp as a sustainable development platform? Yup.

    What do SketchUp and sustainable development have in common? Let’s begin with an understanding of the word sustainability.

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  • [Quick Win] Quicker Results in Sefaira0:57

    [Quick Win] Quicker Results in Sefaira

    In this video, we're going to walk you through how you can separate out your daylight and energy analysis to get quicker results in Sefaira for SketchUp.

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  • SketchUp Essentials Guide

    SketchUp Essentials Guide

    Your toolkit of essential shortcuts and must-have extensions to get you on your way.

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  • Demystifying the Architecture 2030 Challenge with Nathan Kipnis of Kipnis Architecture + Planning

    Demystifying the Architecture 2030 Challenge with Nathan Kipnis of Kipnis Architecture + Planning

    Architecture 2030 issued a challenge to fight against climate change. Nathan Kipnis helps us demystify the finer points of architecture and planning by 2030.

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  • [Quick Win] Identifying Usage Tags in Sefaira0:56

    [Quick Win] Identifying Usage Tags in Sefaira

    In this video, we are going to talk about how you can identify whether your walls, doors, floors, windows or roofs have been tagged properly for Sefaira within SketchUp.

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  • Performance-based design: Executing the vision

    Performance-based design: Executing the vision

    The third design brief in our series on High-Performance Design: learn how analysis revealed strategies for our case study design.

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  • Leers Weinzapfel Associates: On Collaboration, Sustainable Buildings, and Timber Structures

    Leers Weinzapfel Associates: On Collaboration, Sustainable Buildings, and Timber Structures

    Leers Weinzapfel Associates explains what they use SketchUp for and how SketchUp helped streamline and speed up their design process.

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  • [Quick Win] Breaking Up Floorplans for Sefaira1:01

    [Quick Win] Breaking Up Floorplans for Sefaira

    It's time to learn some more about Sefaira. In this video, we're going to talk about how you can assign different space types using SketchUp and Sefaira.

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  • The Balancing Act of Facade Design: Glazing Ratios

    The Balancing Act of Facade Design: Glazing Ratios

    Making the right architectural decisions with a high-performing finished design is tough. Learn more about the balancing act of facade design and glazing ratios.

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  • Sefaira'n Up the SketchUp office

    Sefaira'n Up the SketchUp office

    See how the SketchUp office uses Sefaira to up their building energy and daylight analysis tool's game.

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  • Sterner Design: Daylighting an Underground House & Achieving Net Zero Energy Status

    Sterner Design: Daylighting an Underground House & Achieving Net Zero Energy Status

    Using Sefaira, read about how Net Zero Energy goals were met while also delivering great daylighting to this single family residence.

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  • Measuring Daylight: Dynamic Daylighting Metrics & What They Mean for Designers

    Measuring Daylight: Dynamic Daylighting Metrics & What They Mean for Designers

    With the use of sDA and ASE as dynamic daylighting metrics, architects can make better design decisions. Use this SketchUp resource to learn more.

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