Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Graphisoft EcoDesigner Evaluation

Developed by Graphisoft, EcoDesigner is a plugin that allows the energy efficiency performance of a building model to be analyzed within the ArchiCAD environment. It is a relatively new plugin, launched at the AIA 2009 Convention alongside version 12 of ArchiCAD. At the core of EcoDesigner is the VIPCorecalculation engine, developed by Swedish company Strusoft. This is the same engine that is used by Strusoft’s standalone analysis program VIP-Energy, and is certified in accordance with recognized analysis standards, such as the ANSI/ASHRAE BESTEST Standard 140-2001.

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