AECOsim Energy Simulator
Design, Simulate, and Analyze Building Mechanical Systems, Environmental Conditions, and Energy Performance

AECOsim Energy Simulator is a rigorous yet intuitive application for the design, simulation, and analysis of building mechanical systems, environmental conditions, and energy performance. Used in both design and retrofit work, the software contributes to better-performing, more sustainable buildings that consume less energy; provide greater occupant productivity, comfort, and safety; and control lifecycle operational energy costs for their owners.

Industry Standard EnergyPlus Analysis

AECOsim Energy Simulator incorporates the EnergyPlus simulation engine, the emerging standard for the industry developed by the U.S. Department of Energy. AECOsim Energy Simulator allows designers to quickly assess design trade-offs in both new construction and retrofits. It is ideally suited to meet the needs of engineers, building energy consultants, and designers who need to determine building energy loads and explore building HVAC systems and design configuration options by simulating and analyzing building energy performance.

Full Documentation and Reporting

With AECOsim Energy Simulator’s documentation and reporting capabilities, users can create 2D/3D energy models and documentation and generate reports of peak loads, annual energy calculations, energy consumptions, carbon emissions, and fuel costs. All of these calculations can utilize variable runtimes for fast results and reports are ASHRAE 90.1 compliant.

CAD and BIM Workflows

One of the most important issues in the industry today is the poor integration of applications and data exchange. The need to support multiple, disparate software platforms is vital. AECOsim Energy Simulator allows users to work seamlessly between industry CAD, BIM, and AEC applications such as MicroStation, AutoCAD, Revit, and others and supports standard file formats such as i-model, gbXML, IFC, DXF, and DWG. This unique capability eliminates the need to reinterpret the data between different applications.  As a result, the user can save time and money while improving the quality of their work and decreasing their risk by avoiding potential inaccuracy from having to perform the tasks manually.

CAD and BIM Workflows

AECOsim Energy Simulator Workflow

AECOsim Energy Simulator Workflow

Automatic Standard ASHRAE 90.1 Baseline

The software features comprehensive mechanical and energy performance design capabilities that provide for compliance with industry standards using automated ASHRAE 90.1 comparisons. This further reduces project risk and results in time savings by facilitating the certification process.  

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