Designbuilder

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DesignBuilder provides advanced modelling tools in an easy-to-use interface. This enables the whole design team to use the same software to develop comfortable and energy-efficient building designs from concept through to completion.

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DesignBuilder v5.3

DesignBuilder v5.3 adds a substantial set of new features and improvements including significant productivity improvements for LEED and ASHRAE 90.1 PRM work, Climate Based Daylight Modelling, graphical output of simulation results rendered on the model and a new Scripting toolset to allow EnergyPlus simulations to be customised.  Other highlights include Combined Heat and Moisture Simulation, new Cost Modelling tools, Radiant surface heating/cooling and a Fluid to Fluid heat exchanger component which opens the door to modelling a wide range of new HVAC systems.

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Case Studies

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Architectural

Engineering

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Modules:
3-D Modeller 3-D Modeller 3-D Modeller 3-D Modeller 3-D Modeller 3-D Modeller 3-D Modeller 3-D Modeller
Visualisation Visualisation Visualisation Visualisation Visualisation Visualisation Visualisation Visualisation
Certification Certification Certification
Simulation EnergyPlus Simulation EnergyPlus Simulation EnergyPlus Simulation EnergyPlus Simulation EnergyPlus Simulation EnergyPlus Simulation
Daylighting Daylighting Daylighting Daylighting Daylighting Daylighting Daylighting
HVAC HVAC HVAC HVAC
Cost Cost Cost Cost Cost
LEED Cost Cost Cost
Optimisation Optimisation Optimisation Optimisation
Scripting Scripting Scripting
CFD Optimisation