General knowledge of HVAC engineering principles, building geometry, and the Microsoft Windows operating system
Engineers, architects, and contractors who design and analyze commercial HVAC systems/equipment for new and existing buildings; also energy consultants and utility companies; building technology researchers; state and federal agencies; colleges and universities
Building design parameters; operating schedules; HVAC system configurations, equipment types, and control strategies; utility rates
Display, print, graph, or export any of 61 monthly/yearly summary reports and hourly analyses, including system "checksums," system component selection, psychrometric state points, peak cooling/heating loads, building envelope loads, building temperature profiles, equipment energy consumption, and ASHRAE 90.1 analysis.
Models 33 different airside systems, plus many HVAC plant configurations and control strategies, including thermal storage, cogeneration, and fan-pressure optimization, and daylighting controls. Customizable libraries and templates simplify data entry and allow greater modeling accuracy. Documentation includes detailed online Help and a printed modeling guide. Experienced HVAC engineers and support specialists provide free technical support.