Building Integrated Greenery


I’ve attached a building I am currently trying to assess and I’m not sure what to assign the building integrated greenery in Sketchup, so Sefaira will interpret appropriately. Currently, I have nominated the greenery as ‘Shading’, but I get next to nil improvement in the energy consumption when I remove the shading entirely. I’m not sure why this is. Thank you, Chris D.
OMLC v1.skp (2.1 MB)


Hello Chris,

I’m not sure those trees will give you the right results. Try the attached lollipop style trees instead and scale to your needs. The idea is the the trees have enough edges to shade the building without being too cumbersome to analyse.



Lollipop Tree for Sefaira.skp (169.4 KB)