There is plenty to think about when you are buying a home — but little is more important than finding a home you can afford. Among the characteristics recent homebuyers are looking for in a home, energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important.
Sefaira, a supplier of software for high-performance building design, has announced a new product for HVAC design engineers that it says enables unprecedented collaboration between architects and HVAC designers from the earliest stages of design, bringing together performance analysis and building information modeling (BIM) workflows across multiple members of the project team.
The IX model allows planners to experiment with energy conservation measures, such as adding cool roofs or replacing old heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, before making expensive changes. It also models operations-oriented conservation methods…
Regardless of whether the design is for a new chilled water (CHW) system or a modification to an existing system, an early review of codes, standards, and regulations is necessary to allow for an expedient design and avoid conflicts that will cost time and money to resolve.