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Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a powerful and modern-age tool to simulate a building's behavior. ES-SO indicates here some packages that were specifically developed to show the influence of solar shading on the energy consumption. Several European countries worked on such packages. Reducing energy consumption also helps cut carbon emissions - and saves money.

Examples of software programs

General information

  • US -Comparison study on the capabilities of building energy performance simulation programs, July 2005, download here
  • ES-SO consensus on main input data for simulation programs for solar shading, download presentation and paper here

 

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