In most cases, simulation investigations should initially be driven by targeted questions that are meaningful to the specifics of the project, client, and climate. Without the right trajectory, there’s a risk that one might spend a lot of time on an analysis that doesn’t produce meaningful or actionable results. This menu of questions is meant to serve as a comprehensive list that addresses this problem two ways:
- The menu gives project managers and architects a general understanding of the types of problems simulation can help solve and when it should be implemented.
- This framework gives energy modelers a starting point from which to craft their analysis process and consider questions that weren’t originally on their radar.
As we receive more crowd-sourced content, we’ll link more and more case studies and graphic outputs to each question. We’ll also add any new questions that weren’t included in this original framework.