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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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  • Designing a high performance facade in 5 steps

    Designing a high performance facade in 5 steps

    Ever wondered how to go about optimising your building envelope? We’ve set out 5 steps every architect can follow to achieve a high-performance facade.

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  • We've enhanced SketchUp & LayOut: See what's new in 2019.2!

    We've enhanced SketchUp & LayOut: See what's new in 2019.2!

    We're excited to announce we've enhanced SketchUp & LayOut for 2019. We've worked hard to update our top features, so see what's new for our 2019 update.

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  • CIBSE Design Summer Year and Test Reference Year Weather Data Now Available in Trimble’s Sefaira Building Analysis Software

    CIBSE Design Summer Year and Test Reference Year Weather Data Now Available in Trimble’s Sefaira Building Analysis Software

    Sefaira's building analysis software solution enables architects and building engineers to create designs that use less energy for HVAC systems.

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  • Designing an Architecture Career: The Nuts & Bolts

    Designing an Architecture Career: The Nuts & Bolts

    For architects, getting your degree simply is the beginning of a difficult journey of achieving a career as an Architect. Here's Adam Osterhoff's experience.

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  • Prepping for Sefaira: From Architectural Model to Energy and Daylight Analysis

    Prepping for Sefaira: From Architectural Model to Energy and Daylight Analysis

    As more architects aim to create energy efficient, carbon neutral, and even net-positive energy buildings, they are analyzing the energy, daylight, and carbon performance of their designs as early and

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  • A Detailed Methodology for Cloud-Based Daylight Analysis

    A Detailed Methodology for Cloud-Based Daylight Analysis

    One of the things that customers love about Sefaira’s daylight application is the speed of analysis. Most models, even quite large ones, can be set up to return results within a minute.

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  • Greener homes for all

    Greener homes for all

    Learn how SketchUp was integrated into the illustration of Mascard Efficient Living, demonstating a greener home for all. Click here for more information!

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