EcoDesigner

Isler House in New Zealand. Architect: Dave Chisholm EcoDesigner EcoDesigner is an add-on to ArchiCAD that enables the leveraging of data from a building information model for a topic of current interest: evaluation of the energy consumption and energy conservation of a building. This article first discusses the work process used with the program and then comments on a trial run. With EcoDesigner, architects are now able to assess the energy economy of a building in a feasible... Read More