Engineers, building energy consultants, architects
Easily define fenestration facade details for one or more zone modules representative of your specific project. Facade variations can include window number, size and placement, glazing and frame system, exterior wall construction, exterior shading by overhangs and fins, orientation and location (weather data).
Comparative Facade Analysis
Select facade variations for comparative analysis. Each of the selected facades can optionally include daylighting controls, and can be oriented to face different directions.
Graphical Display of Analysis Results
Comparative charts are displayed for annual end-use energy consumption (heating, cooling, fan, and lighting), peak energy, and CO2 emissions. Annual average daylighting illuminance, discomfort glare index, and thermal comfort PPD are also reported.
More detailed graphs are also displayed for monthly heating, cooling, fan, and lighting energy consumption, peak energy, and thermal comfort; and hourly daylight illuminance and glare index.
Quickly develop facade design scenarios and compare them
COMFEN calculates the annual energy consumption using EnergyPlus as the calculation engine.