On Demand Video Tutorials

The official channel for video tutorials from the developers of Ladybug Tools

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Every month, we will roll out a new series diving deep into specific capabilities of the Ladybug Tools software platform.
Below, you can see all tutorials series that have been released to date.

Envelope Design with Honeybee THERM

Chris Mackey
Nov 2017

A 10-video 3-hour series on the fundementals of Honeybee THERM workflows.

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Coming Soon!



So many contemporary buildings with all-glass facades in are designed in the name of the occupants’ views and access to sun. Yet anyone who has observed such all-glass buildings in operation will often find a mosaic of drawn shades that is clearly at odds with this argument. By maximizing window area, designers and building owners inadvertently create spaces where access to views and daylight must be shut off completely to ensure occupant thermal and visual comfort.

This series will cover early-design workflows for shaping both glazing and shade geometry using occupant comfort as a constraint. Workflows for blocking direct sun to control glare will be balanced with ones that quantify the visual connection to the outdoors and quality of view. Ultimately, the series will empower you to develop human-centered facades that have been finely tuned to create more desirable occupant experiences

Topics that will be covered include:

  • How all-glass buildings become shades-drawn buildings
  • Views from the sun: understanding when sun is a problem
  • Spatial direct sun studies and early design glare estimation
  • Temporal direct sun studies
  • Annual Sun Exposure (ASE) calculation
  • Quantifying views to the outdoorss
  • Modeling simple views for LEED v3
  • Modeling quality views for LEED v4
  • Quantifying views to spedific features
  • Bringing it all together: human centered facade design
  • If you are a Ladybug Tools citizen, don't forget to vote for the next series topic on our videos forum category.