This exciting new-generation tool takes energy design to another frontier; a design tool that can be used to quantify the thermal performance of commercial buildings, quickly and easily.
Architects and engineers will find this new energy-efficiency tool invaluable in the search for a competitive edge in cost-effective commercial building design.
Energy Express estimates energy consumption and cost in commercial buildings, as well as providing peak load estimation.
Offering a choice between a comprehensive air-conditioning model, and a simple generic air-conditioning model, Energy Express allows architects, in particular, to evaluate building facade options without having to specify details about the air-conditioning.
The system is intended for use at any stage of a building project. Thus, the program can be used for the analysis of alternative designs of new buildings and their mechanical and electrical systems, or in the assessment of retro-fit options and changes being considered for existing buildings.
Graphical Input of Dimensional Data
Building geometry is entered using a built-in two-dimensional CAD system allowing 'point and click' editing of building elements. Energy Express can also read in floor plans in DXF format, such as those prepared using other CAD packages.
Libraries of Common Data
Extendable libraries supplied with the program speed up input by providing location data, climatic data, material properties, constructions, insulation, floor coverings, shading devices, operating schedules, energy tariffs and part-load performance data.
Visualise Data & Results
Energy Express makes it easy to create and edit your building model by providing graphical editors for building geometry, shading, schedules and air-conditioning data. Built-in graphing tools enable trends in results to be speedily visualised.
Compare Design Options
Energy Express' unique Compare Utility enables a range of design options to be compared on the basis of energy consumption or operating costs. Sometimes a single design change will affect several aspects of energy consumption.
For example, a change in lighting efficiency can affect lighting, cooling and heating. The Compare Utility highlights each impact and shows the overall benefit of changes.