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Comparison table

 

Features 
   
Standard
     
Expert

Multi-zone, whole-building energy and carbon emission analysis

       

Dynamic cooling and heating load calculation 

       

System and plant sizing 

       

Thermal comfort analysis using view factors (PPD, operative temperature, EN15251)

       

Light computation (radiosity) for heat balance, thermal comfort and daylight level

       

Solar penetration and shading animation

       

Natural and mixed mode ventilation (bulk air flow model)

       

Hydronic radiators, chilled beams and panels 

       

3D visualization of input and results 

       

3D real-time animation of results

       

Adaptive timestepsr (even sub-second resolution if needed)

       

Fully transparent models (log any variable)

       

Multiple natural languages 

       

Early Stage Building Optimization (ESBO) wizard with renewable energy components such as solar collectors, stratified tanks, boreholes, heat pumps, PV, wind turbines, CHP etc.

       

Replace default plant with ESBO plant

       

Build free schematics of HVAC, control and envelope objects

       

Editable AHUs and plants

       

Parallelization (multi-core processor support)

       

Write your own models using NMF, Neutral Model Format (similar to Modelica)

       

Version handling system (manage multiple case versions with automatic batch updates)

       

Full scripting language 

       

Model difference listing 

       

Model search 

       

File comparison functions 

       

Outline view

       

Editable GUI forms

       

IDA Simulation Environment (write your own component models)

       
Extensions
 
 
 
 

BIM Import

 

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Daylight

 

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ASHRAE 90.1

 

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Boreholes  (beta)

 

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Ice Rinks and Pools (beta)

 

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 1 Extension can be purchased separately

  

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