The One (two actually) About Vasari Energy Analysis
Energy analysis as a design tool is something that needs to be done immediately after the site for a project has been selected, and while the design program is taking shape. Reserving this process post programming and design discovery either devalues the design, or the energy analysis of the design. You are either making changes to a design that is/was resolved, or you are looking at the energy simulation data without any critical thinking. Vasari is built with the idea of getting simulation going in a project in the earliest phases of the design – and it is free. Get it, use it, and make buildings that actually respond to environmental conditions rather than wrestling them.