No specific expertise is required. Sefaira provides training for new users as part of the subscription as well as access to its published content, Learning Website and Knowledge Base.
All of these are valuable learning resources on performance based design for new and experienced goal-driven designers.
Engineers, HVAC specialists, environmental consultants, M&E professionals
Geometry: The user’s massing is uploaded to the web apps via the SketchUp or Revit plugins.
- Building location
- Building type
Additional inputs, including weather information:
Weather data is automatically set based on building location, but this (and other specification values) can be manually overwritten in the graphic user interface via text boxes, sliders or drop down menus
Air Handling Unit Design Airflow
Cooling Equipment Design Capacity
Heating Equipment Design Capacity
Energy Use Intensity
Annual Gas Use & Cost
Renewable Energy Generated
Annual Energy Cost and more.
Results can be exported directly to CSV.
RAPID: From an architectural model to key HVAC outputs in under 10 minutes
ROBUST: Built on EnergyPlus — the industry standard for building simulation
FLEXIBLE: Easily compare massing options, envelope properties, and HVAC design choices
“The ability to proactively suggest optimisations to clients and easily react to model iterations will help us differentiate our service in this increasingly competitive market.” John Anthes P.E., Edwards and Zuck Consulting Engineers