DesignBuilder Packages for Engineers are an integrated set of high-productivity tools to assist with sustainable building design and gain credits with environmental schemes such as LEED and BREEAM. Leading services engineers and energy modellers use DesignBuilder to make design choices that optimise energy efficiency, comfort and cost.
Accuracy and design confidence
EnergyPlus and Radiance, the most powerful and globally respected simulation engines, sit behind an interface that is designed for ease of use. This unique combination maximises modelling accuracy and provides results you can present with confidence.
Our 3-D modeller is fast and easy to both learn and use. Import models from Revit or other BIM tools, or quickly create your geometry within DesignBuilder. Innovative data input and QA-checking methods help eliminate errors so you can quickly test the performance of design options.
Integration between energy, daylighting and CFD comfort analysis allows you to make fully-informed design decisions with confidence from a single model. Analyse the impact of various façade options on heating and cooling loads, daylight performance and comfort. State of the art optimisation and cost-benefit analysis tools add another dimension to your decision-making process.
Powerful HVAC tools
Size and simulate typical and innovative HVAC and mixed-mode systems using templates for early and detailed design. Detailed system models with customisable control models mimic real system performance. Simultaneous HVAC and building simulation allow you to confidently match the system to the building and view performance right down to the component level.
Use the power of EnergyPlus to accurately model the potential of passive features including natural ventilation, shading and electrochromic glazing, solar renewables, thermal mass and PCM, earth tubes, high-performance facades and more. Easily import simulated surface temperatures and airflows as CFD boundary conditions.
Quickly visualise and communicate results, from informative colour-rendered data visualisations for zones and surfaces to detailed data in grid form. The data visualisation and results views provide all the information you need for your design team and clients.
Compare Engineering Packages
Whether working on a new build or renovation project, DesignBuilder Packages for Engineers allow you to work on a wide range of applications, all from the same base model. Key performance indicators such as energy use, CO2 emissions, occupant comfort, daylight levels, air flow, BREEAM, LEED, Part L and EPC ratings can be provided throughout the design process in naturally ventilated and air-conditioned buildings. Easy to use tools allow you to compare different design options and identify best solutions and high-quality reports and rendered graphics help you to communicate results to project stakeholders in a way they can easily understand.