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
The built-in energy evaluation functionality of Archicad uses StruSoft’s VIPcore calculation engines. As of version 17, Archicad 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.
If you don't know yet how to prepare the BIM model for the Energy Evaluation, take a look at the checklist here.
Multiple thermal block building energy model: Thermal block geometries
Multiple thermal block building energy model: Thermal block properties
Space boundary orientations and categories
Structures list: List and tree views properties and interactions
Openings list: List & tree views properties and interactions
Openings list: Model-based solar study and shading devices
Openings list: Plants used as dynamic shading devices
Operation profiles: creating custom profiles
Structures lists: Infiltration, solar absorbance & correction area
Energy performance optimization of the design: Setting up energy demand calculations
Detailed energy performance report in PDF
Detailed energy performance report in XLS
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