I’m searching for a good workflow to analyse existing buildings and use software tools to model retrofitting solutions for reduced energy consumption. Mostly improvement of the building envelope.
For instance, start the process with magicplan to initially collect all the necessary information about the building on-site (like shown in this video: magicplan LiDAR scanning).
Then transfer the collected data to another tool on a computer to detail the information about all walls, windows, doors, floors, and roof. Would that already be SketchUp or some other software for architects? SketchUp with an existing plug-in? And then import the final 3D information into a BEM tool.
It would be nice to have a subgroup for energy consultants in this SketchUp community Worldwide we have a gigantic task to reduce the energy consumption and CO2 emissions from existing buildings. It would be good to have less time-consuming ways to do the planning for it.