Platform Engine Comparison


lite simulation

partial simulation

substantial simulation

comprehensive simulation
User Group Building Owners Building Designers Building Auditors Facility Managers
Simulation Scope Benchmarks building energy use intensity with respect to neighbors & temperature Predict whole building annual heating & cooling energy usage Support the initial evaluation of deep retrofit options in early retrofit stage Identify & compare EEMs for several energy retrofit scenarios
Key Inputs Utility Data,
Typical Room,
Occupancy Schedules
Specific Building Activities,
HVAC System Type
Daylighting, Airflow,
Energy Efficiency Measures
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Engine Name Inverse Modeling Design Advisor Energy Audit Tool Retrofit Manager
Model Type Inverse Model Forward Model Forward Model Forward Model
Time Cost ~10 ms ~1 min ~3 mins ~10 mins


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