Carl Sterner

Carl is an architect, sustainability evangelist, and an avid storyteller. He applied these skills as Product Manager, Marketer and Technology Evangelist to help build Sefaira until its acquisition by Trimble. He now serves as the Director of Design and Sustainability at a design firm.

  • Three Simple Steps to Better Performance

    Three Simple Steps to Better Performance

    Looking for a better SketchUp experience? We provide three simple steps to increasing performance.

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  • A Workflow for Early-Stage Architect-Engineer Collaboration

    A Workflow for Early-Stage Architect-Engineer Collaboration

    It’s the paradox of early design: the most important decisions are made when architects have the least time to evaluate them thoroughly or engage with the broader team.

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  • How Architecture Firms Innovate: Three Practices Firm Leaders Can Use to Integrate New Technologies

    How Architecture Firms Innovate: Three Practices Firm Leaders Can Use to Integrate New Technologies

    Architecture firms are innovating by integrating new technologies into their every day practices. Find out more about these technologies here.

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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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  • Four Schematic Design Studies Every Architect Should Do

    Four Schematic Design Studies Every Architect Should Do

    The right analysis at the right time can provide important insights. Here are four studies architects can incorporate into early design to maximize their impact.

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  • Six Metrics Every Architect Should Know (And How to Use Them)

    Six Metrics Every Architect Should Know (And How to Use Them)

    These six performance metrics should be used by every architect. Learn what the metrics are and how to use them in your projects.

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  • Studying the Impact of Shading on Thermal Comfort: A Step-By-Step Guide

    Studying the Impact of Shading on Thermal Comfort: A Step-By-Step Guide

    Carl Sterner explores the impact of shading on thermal comfort with a step-by-step guide. Watch as he uses SketchUp, Excel, and Sefaira's Thermal Comfort analysis.

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  • Visualizing Daylight Factor & Illuminance Levels

    Visualizing Daylight Factor & Illuminance Levels

    Architects can now toggle quickly between daylight factor visualization and illuminance levels in two recently released update when using Sefaira.

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  • Passive Design in 6 Steps: A Guide for Beginners

    Passive Design in 6 Steps: A Guide for Beginners

    “Where do I begin?” is a common question in performance analysis. Here’s a six-step methodology that will have you analyzing passive design strategies like a pro.

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  • How Moseley Architects Uses Analysis to Leverage Design Creativity

    How Moseley Architects Uses Analysis to Leverage Design Creativity

    Moseley Architects, a full service architecture and engineering firm, places emphasis on integrating performance analysis to leverage design creativity.

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  • Why Rules of Thumb Don’t Work for Passive Design

    Why Rules of Thumb Don’t Work for Passive Design

    Ever wonder why rules of thumb don't work for passive design? Many early design rules can turn out to be unreliable. Read our blog to learn more about SketchUp!

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  • Achieving the LEED v4 Integrative Process Credit

    Achieving the LEED v4 Integrative Process Credit

    The Integrative Process credit in LEED v4 asks design teams to explore energy and water related imrpovements early in design. SketchUp gives you the requirements you need.

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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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