Building

Tested and verified against ASHRAE 140, the Building App is for simple and complex buildings, with a unique post-processor to automate AU/NZ building code compliance. After H1 Energy Efficiency or Section J JV3 simulations? Workflows 20 X faster than a standard desktop solution? Energy, daylight and carbon assessments all in one place? In that case, the Building app is for you.

Drawing

Design with your plans and drawings. Using our CAD interface, import and calibrate your floor plans, add and edit zones, nominate grid settings, set viewer preference and get results fast.

  • Import A Drawing Underlay

  • Matching Underlays

  • Position Underlays

  • Calibrate A Drawing

  • Controlling Layers

  • Building Rotation

  • Set An Origin

  • Edit Grid Settings

  • Draw A Zone

  • Set A Zone Height

  • Controlling Layers

  • 3D View

Admin

Rapid administration of your model enables enhanced productivity and confidence. Name, set zone colours and opacity, to make your model easier to understand and share with others.

  • Review Zones and Aspects

  • Filter Zones

  • Filter Aspects

  • Locate Coordinates

  • Define A Zones Purpose

  • Duplicate Drawings

Tagging

Simplifying model specifications with tagging. This unique feature enables copying information across your model space, for better control and faster delivery.

  • Use Tagging

  • Create Tags

  • Specify Tags

  • Apply Tags

Levels + Roofs

Activate drawings and stack building levels, enabling cleaner, error-free modelling.

  • Add Building Levels To Your Model

  • Add a Roof

Shading

Using our CAD interface, draw your PV area and specify. It's that easy. Activate local and site shading, in any horizontal or vertical configuration.

  • Simulate Shading Multipliers

  • Add Local Shading

  • Add Local Aspect Shading

  • Add Site Shading To Your Model

  • Control Site Shading

Renewables

Specify site or building solar PV as part of a compliance or low energy building strategy.

  • Add Renewable Energy To Your Model

Envelope

Specify your building envelope at the building or local aspect level, enabling flexibility and rapid design changes. ‍

  • Add Glazing

  • Add Walls

  • Add Air Floors

  • Add Air Walls

  • Add Skylights

  • Add Opaque Doors

  • Add Glazed Doors

  • Set Zone Specific Floors/Roofs

Profiles

Maximum control for occupancy, lighting equipment and HVAC. Set and adjust building code profiles to maximise and better understand solar PV strategies.

HVAC

Set and forget HVAC templates, including Ideal Loads, Variable Refrigerant Flow and Package Variable Air Volume.

Results

Building code compliance the easy way. Run your simulation in EnergyPlus and get rapid feedback and bespoke automated reporting.

  • Compare Geometry

  • Export IDF Files

  • Export DXF Files

  • Export Reports

  • Undertake A J1.5 Deemed-To-Satisfy Assessment

  • Undertake A Daylight Factor Assessment

  • Undertake a JV3 assessment

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