PRIMERO-Comfort is based on the dynamic simulation program EnergyPlus software for the evaluation and optimization of thermal comfort and the resulting cooling energy demand in a single room.
The resulting simulation of this tool, by means of a histogram, are the hourly profiles of the temperature in the room, leading to the energy flows from vent, people, electric devices, artificial lighting and the cooling effects using thermoactive components or an active cooling system (air cooler).
After having designed the envelope with all its components, it is possible to create up to ten different variants which can be compared in the results interface.
PRIMERO-Comfort is designed primarily for architects and architecture students, allowing the user to create any kind of rooms in a more realistic form including interactions of all mentioned aspects, achieving an optimized solution.
PRIMERO is a modular software package for primary energy optimization of buildings and individual rooms designed with the aim of increasing user comfort and energy consumption in the crucial stages of planning. The optimization extends to the building and its individual rooms with respect to size, shape, fenestration, shading, construction, ventilation, use, control of technical systems and much more. The objective of planning with PRIMERO is a passive-solar-optimized building such that high comfort leads to a low energy requirement for the necessary building services.
Other modules of Primero-Software family (available in German only):
- U-Value Manager