CORE studio collaborated with our Building Sustainability practice to create a platform that performs concept-level analysis of whole-building energy use and daylighting. The Grasshopper plug-in PANDA (Parametric Analysis of eNergy and Daylight Autonomy) draws on the simulation engines of EnergyPlus, RADIANCE and Daysim to quickly analyze the impacts of design variables such as geometry, floor heights and window-to-wall area ratios. Results are displayed in an easy-to-understand Excel spreadsheet. The PANDA plug-in allows engineers and designers who aren’t sustainability specialists to easily evaluate the environmental ramifications of early design options, so they can make greener choices.

CORE studio Services: Building Performance Analysis
Thornton Tomasetti Practices: Building Sustainability