Ladybug Tools Training

Ladybug Tools is a collection of free computer applications that support environmental design. Ladybug Tools connects 3D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) interfaces to a selection of validated simulation engines. The 3-day course is taught by the cofounders of Dosta Tec, Adrian Krężlik and Mateo Barbero. It introduces Ladybug tools and the fundamentals of building energy performance, thermal comfort and daylight modelling to architects and engineers.  
Participants will learn about both theory and practice of energy modelling concepts. Parametric models in Grasshopper will be developed to simulate energy intensity, indoor thermal comfort, daylight autonomy, and lastly, to adjust rural climate models to urban valley conditions. 

22-24 February 2023
10-17 CET

Day 1 

Introduction to climate modelling in AEC 

Introduction to the Ladybug Tools (LBT) UI 

Climate modelling 

Energy Modelling in LBT: Rural vs urban weather model 

Introduction to Heat Flow 

Day 2 

Example of a simple energy model 

Energy Intensity and End-use. Carbon Intensity of energy sources 

Detailed Energy Model: Systems, Program & People 

Adjusting the Energy Model: Materials & their properties 

Introduction to Thermal Comfort 

Thermal Comfort Modelling 

Day 3 

Daylight Physics, Sun Position, Radiation Rose, Local Daylight Conditions 

Sunlight hours on the façade. Introduction to Daylight Modelling 

Simple Daylight Autonomy Modelling 

Adjusting the Daylight Model: Materials & Physics 

Course requirements: Basic knowledge of Rhino and Grasshopper. 

Online course fees: EUR 395,- (+VAT); full-time students get a 50% discount (proof of status required). Please note that we will confirm your seat after your payment has cleared. 

Maximum number of participants: 25. If there is no quorum, the course will be cancelled two weeks before. 

Course language: English