Update on energy modeling software recommendation?
I know Martin wrote about the various energy modeling programs and their limitations back in 2013. I think BEOpt was relatively new at that time. I’m interested in knowing how people are liking it compared to other simple, free programs for use during the design phase. For instance, what would be most useful for an architect wanting to incorporate energy modeling into her typical design process, including for clients for whom energy efficiency is on the list of priorities, but not necessarily at the top? Would I be best off hiring a consultant to do the work or should I do it myself since I have easiest access to the data needed in the CAD model of the house?
GBA Detail Library
A collection of one thousand construction details organized by climate and house part