BIM Integrated Energy Analysis for Early Design Decisions
“Approximately 80% of the design decisions that influence a building’s energy performance are made by the architect in the early design phase; the remaining 20% are made by engineers at the later phases of design. Earlier energy modeler software programs were targeted exclusively at energy experts who typically joined the design process at the end of the development phase…”
Graphisoft EcoDesigner adds another integrated BIM dimension as the first fully integrated energy and carbon simulation tool. It enables architects to assess energy use and carbon footprint of their building designs early on based on minimal parameter inputs.