Experience with Windows applications. Knowledge of building thermal properties and energy concepts and HVAC zoning concepts. Experience with building design and/or plan sketching.
Architects, engineers, energy analysts, building inspectors, and students of architecture and engineering.
Selection of one of three ASHRAE Energy Performance Standards. Graphic entry of building plans through a sketch interface, building envelope thermal properties, hourly use profiles, hourly indoor temperature settings.
Tabular reports and graphs available for monthly loads, annual loads and energy, peak loads, electric displacement by daylighting, life-cycle costs, and weather summaries. Hourly loads and weather data are available at the option of the user.
Graphic sketch input interface, hourly weather data generator with 2030-city worldwide database. Can run in compacted weather data mode for quick testing of alternative design strategies. Generous use of defaults for materials, windows, profiles, costs, lights, etc. Also produces annual greenhouse gas emissions.