2020-12-0310:43 PM - last edited on 2023-05-1110:26 AM by Noemi Balogh
Hi folks, I'm new to the Energy Evaluator tool, and am trying to get it set up for our office. I've run a test evaluation on a project, compared it with a third-party energy model we had created, and it's way off. Is there a good starting point for troubleshooting? We have a pretty robust template and BIM use, as well as a great relationship with our regional ArchiCAD rep, but she's said she doesn't do much with the EcoStar/Energy Evaluator tools.
Also, taking a look at the Ladybug Discourse has some interesting discussions, if you type "ARCHICAD" in the search bar. Mostly about issues, unfortunately. https://discourse.ladybug.tools/
The Unmet Hours community doesn't have much discussions related to it.
Do you need the results for code compliance? Well... how valid are the results? According to the HelpCenter article the simulation kernel and Strusoft's stand-alone VIP Energy product is validated according to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140-2007. They also note that
"To produce code-compliant energy simulation results, the expert user interface of EcoDesigner STAR is necessary."