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Virtual PULSE 2015 Release 1

As part of the EFRI PULSE project, the Virtual PULSE urban simulation platform has launched its initial version for 2015. Virtual PULSE, which stands for Population in Urban Landscape for Sustainable Built Environments, is a web application that allows for the simulation of building energy, urban airflows, and solar radiation. Built from the ground up with science and an aim for simplicity; Virtual PULSE’s first release focuses upon the creating of building geometries, the assigning of building meta-data, and the initial energy modeling.


Figure 1: Defining the building footprints
Figure 2:List of Buildings added to the simulation platform

Assigning Details

Figure 3: Adjusting the Architectural features
Figure 4: Added a Mechanical System to the building