Knowledgable in building architectural and thermal feature descriptions, thermal load calculations, HVAC equipment and zoning, and climate terminology. General familiarity with ASHRAE energy Standards 90.1-2007, 90.1-2010, 90.1-2013 and 189.1. Ability to layout building plans into thermal zones.
Building designers, energy code officials, architects, engineers, energy analysts, students of architecture and engineering.
Specification of energy code being used, city (for climate data selection), building type (function), energy costs and economic parameters such as economic life, escaltion rate, discount rate, and building geometry and feature description. Plans and HVAC zoning are input through a built-in drawing package. Selection of user profiles, equipment schedules, lighting schedules, and temperature profiles.
Hourly, monthly and annual energy consumption for all building components, peak heating and cooling loads, annual hours of cooling and economizer cooling, hourly thermal comfort by seasons of the year, Excel-ready spread sheet of most energy results. Life-cycle cost analysis. Annual production of greenhouse gases. Monthly and annual utility bills.
Built-in weather data simulator, using statistical weather data base from 30 years of recorded data for 2030 cities worldwide. Built-in drawing package for describing the building plans for single and multi-story buildings. Very quick annual energy analyses, taking typically from 2 to 10 seconds to produce results. Very easy reycling to repeat simulations after changing any chosen parameters of building features, climates, codes, etc.