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GRAPHISOFT’s EcoDesigner Recognized at Annual WAN Product Awards

BUDAPEST, January 24, 2011 – GRAPHISOFT’s EcoDesigner energy modeler software has been ‘Highly Commended’ by World Architecture News (WAN) at the annual WAN Product Awards 2010, which were held January 17 in collaboration with the BAU trade fair in Munich. The WAN Product of the Year Award is a unique, worldwide award scheme to showcase new and innovative products, materials and details available from the construction industry.

EcoDesigner, the world’s first, fully-integrated dynamic building energy modeling application, allows architects to compare the sustainability of various design options and change the project in the early design phase, when it is still easy to do so. Only EcoDesigner offers complete integration of dynamic energy evaluation in the BIM environment, generating accurate results 80% faster than stand-alone energy software.

“It was very interesting that many of these product ideas are related to the field of sustainability, which will be absolutely the most important trend for the next years in architecture and as well as in the entire building sector,” said Mirko Arend, Exhibition Director for BAU.

EcoDesigner obtains all the necessary geometry and structural property data directly from the ARCHICAD Virtual Building model, ensuring 100% accurate calculation input. Dynamic energy analysis, combined with intuitiveness and ease-of-use makes EcoDesigner for ARCHICAD the number one building energy information modeling tool on the world’s BIM market.

First released in 2009, the current version of EcoDesigner is compatible with ARCHICAD 14, running on both Windows and Mac OSX platforms. EcoDesigner is available from GRAPHISOFT partners in more than 102 countries in 19 language versions.