Using BuildSimHub web UI, the user is recommended to have a basic understanding of energy modeling.
Using BuildSim API, it is required to have basic knowledge of programming.
Architects, engineers, data scientists, building scientists, researchers, students, and software developers
BuildSim Cloud accepts EnergyPlus models (.idf), OpenStudio models (.osm) and gbXML files exported from BIM software.
Advanced user can also submit customized weather files as well as hourly schedules in .csv format for cloud simulation.
With its unique model management system, BuildSim allows users to reuse data from previous models at parameter level (e.g., watts per area in Lights class), component level (e.g., electric chiller) or system level (e.g., DOAS with Fan Coil system). It eliminates the repeated work in every new project as well as ensures the knowledge lies in the old models can be fully utilized.
BuildSim product can export any model information (e.g., HVAC system and its zone groups, conditioned zone list, etc.) and simulation output (e.g., EUI, energy cost, and hourly pump flow rate, etc.) from one EnergyPlus model or a group of EnergyPlus models.
BuildSim Cloud provides simulation results files (.idf, .rdd, .eso, .html, .err) to ensure users’ accessibility of raw simulation data.
BuildSim Plot and Dash (Data Analytics toolset) can quickly assemble different types of data into interactive plots or in a dashboard. It is a perfect tool to convey simulation messages to the team and clients.
Code compliance module outputs an ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G model with a populated compliance report including NYC EN1 and Title 24.
BuildSim is excellent for improving work efficiency of energy modeling tasks including early-phase parametric and optimization, DD phase code compliance modeling, operation phase model calibration and model-based predictive control.
BuildSim also provides its API interface that connects to different functions under the cloud simulation, data analytics, and code compliance. The API offers excellent flexibility to customize users own automation logic, which saves up to 70% time and cost.