Energy Modeling is a software simulation used in new building construction, existing buildings, and retrofit design. Energy Modeling applications leverage its ability to answer questions that cannot be easily answered by other means.
It is a multi-purpose tool for building energy efficiency, supporting projects at the level of individual buildings (design, control, rating, financial incentives) and building stocks (program development and research).
Modeling provides insight into how facilities consume energy. The entire building or design is digitally modeled with all systems accounted for; including HVAC, electrical, lighting systems, envelope, windows, plumbing, etc. This allows for different scenarios to be explored to identify valuable information about a building’s current performance and also accurate projections of future performance.