Learn high performance Buildings (LHPB)

Project Overview

- Funded through a $2-million-dollar grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC).


- Immersive, interactive 3D environment of virtual spaces inside office buildings to enable users to learn about high-performance, energy-efficient building design, construction, and operations.


- Developed through the successful results from 5 years of development of the Learn HVAC eLearning tool (www.learnHVAC.org),


- Provide users with the ability to learn about the energy performance of each of 4 building energy systems: exterior envelope, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning), lighting, and daylighting.


- Can be used either individually or in group-learning situations, and is directed at students and instructors in 2-year and 4-year college programs.


- All software will be open source and available via web-based, public-domain delivery platforms. All tools and resources developed are to be available at no cost to users.

Envelope and Building Overview

Luminares and Lighting Options

Office Furniture and Design

Rooftop HVAC Components and Options