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Energy Evaluation

BIM-integrated Sustainable Design

ArchiCAD’s improved Energy Evaluation engine supports multiple thermal blocks. This allows users to evaluate their designs with standard compliant technology and makes ArchiCAD the “greenest” BIM solution available on the market today.

Building Energy Evaluation — Vennesla Library & Cultural Centre Designed by Helen & Hard Architects, www.hha.no, Photo © Emile Ashley

In today’s environment, sustainability is an imperative for all building projects, and the main decisions influencing a building’s sustainability features are made by architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to innovate in “green”, offering the best workflow for sustainable design integrated in its BIM authoring tool.

Building Energy Evaluation

The built-in energy evaluation functionality of ArchiCAD uses StruSoft’s VIPcore calculation engines. ArchiCAD 17 enables architects to perform improved energy evaluation based on standard-compliant technology, supporting multiple thermal blocks. As a result, designers can perform dynamic and accurate energy calculations, starting at the early design stages. The calculation input data and the evaluation results can be shared in various formats including PDF, XLS and IFC.
Building Energy Evaluation
  • Multiple thermal block building energy model: Thermal block geometries
    Multiple thermal block building energy model: Thermal block geometries
  • Multiple thermal block building energy model: Thermal block properties
    Multiple thermal block building energy model: Thermal block properties
  • Space boundary orientations and categories
    Space boundary orientations and categories
  • Structures list: List and tree views properties and interactions
    Structures list: List and tree views properties and interactions
  • Openings list: List & tree views properties and interactions
    Openings list: List & tree views properties and interactions
  • Openings list: Model-based solar study and shading devices
    Openings list: Model-based solar study and shading devices
  • Openings list: Plants used as dynamic shading devices
    Openings list: Plants used as dynamic shading devices
  • Operation profiles: creating custom profiles
    Operation profiles: creating custom profiles
  • Structures lists: Infiltration, solar absorbance & correction area
    Structures lists: Infiltration, solar absorbance & correction area
  • Energy performance optimization of the design: Setting up energy demand calculations
    Energy performance optimization of the design: Setting up energy demand calculations
  • Detailed energy performance report in PDF
    Detailed energy performance report in PDF
  • Detailed energy performance report in XLS
    Detailed energy performance report in XLS
EcoDesigner STAR

EcoDesigner STAR

GRAPHISOFT EcoDesigner STAR is a revolutionary step forward in Building Energy Modeling, offering a workflow that fulfills the most rigorous energy standards, delivering multiple thermal block based, accurate, standard compliant dynamic energy analysis for any design stage, all building types at any climate!

To find out more about GRAPHISOFT's professional sustainable design solutions, please check the EcoDesigner STAR page.