Innovative Design utilizes the most advanced analytical tools available for whole-building energy analysis. Because Innovative Design is an architectural firm, our focus is to seek out programs that truly help us in our design process, not just provide the mechanical equipment size at the end of CDs. Innovative Design has utilized the following programs in order to analyze our own building designs as well as the designs of other engineers and architects:
ENERGY ANALYSIS
SERI-RES

DOE-2

Builder Guide

REM

Energy10

RETScreen

EnergyPlus

Ecotect

Green Building Studio
1980s

1980-1990s

1980s

1980-1990s

1990s

1990-2000s

2000s-current

2000s-current

2000s-current
eQUEST and TRNSYS are the main programs we currently utilize for our whole-building simulations and thermal performance analysis. We recently developed a Daysim/eQUEST Workshop for engineers and architects in which we detailed the process by which the results from Daysim can be utilized within eQUEST to better simulate the actual performance of daylighting strategies.
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