As seen in the first image below, I created the same "award-wining design" in this post, based on the massing in the previous installment, Notice that this more developed design has parapets, which are defined by a single wall extending from Level 1 up a certain distance above the roof plane.
|Revit model created with wall, floor and a roof elements.|
|Exterior Walls element selected in the EAM|
|Underground Walls element selected in the EAM|
If you are paying close attention and comparing the wall area numbers with the previous post you may have noticed the area for the same exterior wall is not quite the same. The reason is that the parapets are automatically omitted from the "exterior walls" equation. The image below shows the EAM has converted the parapet walls to Shade surfaces. This is perfect!
- It is not as accurate to simply take the literal wall, floor and roof areas and plug them into an equation.
|Shading element selected in the EAM|
|Visibility/Graphics Override dialog for 3D Energy Model view|
|Walls-based model and Mass-based model in Insight|
|Insight 'BIM setting' aligns with Revit setting|
When pushing the model to Insight, we are conveniently prompted to automatically recreate the EAM as shown in the image below. However, I think it is best to do it manually and visually inspect it for any irregularities; for example, someone decided to model all the wall types just outside the building.
|Insight export prompt within Revit|
|Insight 'BIM setting' aligns with revised Revit setting|