Model Gund Hall

The objective of this project is to develop a series of building performance simulation models of Gund Hall, home of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design (GSD). The purpose of these models is on the one hand to help GSD students to better understand the building physics of a building that they are experiencing everyday and on the other hand to motivate them to learn the building performance simulation programs that are being taught at the GSD.

DesignBuilder/EnergyPlus Model

The model was developed in a GSD research seminar during the fall of 2008. The results from this seminar were presented at the Building Simulation 2009 Conference in Glasgow in July 2009 and won the ARUP prize for the best paper on the application of building performance simulation in the design process (DesignBuilder Model, BS 2009 paper, Seminar report).

Rhino Model

This model was prepapred by Sydney Mainster during the summer of 2009 and will be used as a case study of the new G(SD)2 Rhino plug-in for Radiance/Daysim (Rhino Model).

GSD Weather Station

Click here to get access to life data from the weather station on the roof of Gund Hall.