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Mastering Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012 by James Vandezande, Eddy Krygiel, Phil Read

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Energy Modeling

Understanding a building's energy needs is paramount to helping the project become more sustainable. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (www.eia.doe.gov), buildings in the United States account for 30 percent of the world's energy and 60 percent of the world's electricity, making the United States the primary consumer of energy in the world and the built form the largest consumer (Figure 10.26). This reality will hopefully inspire you to build responsibly and to think about your design choices before you implement them.

FIGURE 10.26 Energy use in the United States

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The energy needs of a building depend on a ...

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