Lake Murray Nature Centre

Oklahoma, United States

Solar tracking energy model

Key Facts

Different Analysis Platforms

  • 3

Harvesting Analysis

  • Climatic and Rainwater

Detailed Analysis Complete

  • Few Hours

Visual and Quantitative Results

  • Incredible

IES Consulting carried out early-stage analysis of this Nature Center in Oklahoma. This model was passed through three different analysis platforms including a plugin embedded in Google SketchUp for climatic and rainwater harvesting analysis, a dynamic loads analysis with ECMs including various solar shading and natural ventilation strategies, and then a geothermal heat-exchanger analysis platform for geothermal well field analysis and optimization – all of which can be completed within a few hours from start to finish. The early-stage analysis produced incredible visual and quantitative results and informative guidance to assist progression of the design.