Opportunity of Improving the Thermal Performance of a High-performance University Building Based on Revit Software

Raaid Rashad Jassem Al Doury†, Thamir K. Ibrahim‡, Thamer Khalif Salem†


†Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tikrit University, Tikrit, Iraq

‡Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering AlShirqat Tikrit University, Tikrit, Iraq

Corresponding Author Email: raaidaldoury@tu.edu.iq , Thamirmathcad@yahoo.com, thamersa1974@tu.edu.iq

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In this study, the contribution of Revit software and its feature (Insight 360) to improve the buildings thermal performance is examined. The peak load for both cooling and heating has been determined to be 1.3, 0.4 MWh. BIM technology is used to investigate the possibility of improving an existing building. The results provide some options of enhancements. For instance, replacing a double glass window by triple glass leads to reducing the annular energy demand and its cost around 6%. While utilizing the ASHRAE high-efficiency heat pump instead of the current system leads to reduce energy consumption and cost by 24% and 25% respectively. Furthermore, adding all options in one scenario can construct green buildings. In Summary, the Revit software is suitable for buildings analysis such as dynamic analysis, good options to enhance the building’s performance, and provides the economic benefits for improving any case.