DesignBuilder Software Building Performance Analysis Software

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DesignBuilder is arguably the most advanced and user-friendly building performance analysis software available in the world today. It can be used for a number of purposes, including building energy assessment, detailed HVAC modelling, thermal loads and thermal comfort prediction, natural ventilation estimation, and daylight level calculation. It also has a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) module that can be used for advanced air and heat flow analysis.

Greenplan has partnered with DesignBuilder UK to ensure that South Africa has access to the best tools on the market. As the sole South African agent for DesignBuilder Software we provide sales, technical support and training in South Africa.

DesignBuilder visualisation of a residential building

DesignBuilder render of a daylight simulation

DesignBuilder provides advanced modelling tools in an easy-to-use interface. This enables both architects and engineers to use the same software to develop comfortable and energy-efficient building designs from concept through to completion. You can build up models from scratch, using DXF or PDF 2D drawings or potentially import 3D models via gbXML format.

SANS 10400-XA Certified

DesignBuilder has been certified by Agrément South Africa for energy modelling of buildings (Version 5 included). It is suitable for calculating energy requirements of all building types, including:

  • Small domestic buildings.
  • Large commercial and institutional buildings with complex Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning systems.

Simulation results suitable for both rational design routes:

  • Model reference and actual buildings and compare results.
  • Model actual building and compare with stipulated energy thresholds.

For further information or a quotation, please contact our sales department -

"I've used the majority of the alternative building simulation software packages on the market, without a doubt DesignBuilder the most user-friendly and enjoyable to use."

Iain BeggShell Projects and Technology Group

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