Many different criteria must be balanced in order to provide high quality, comfortable buildings that also comply with building regulations, minimise upfront costs to the client, optimise on-going energy costs and reduce environmental impact.

DesignBuilder enables you to

  • Generate a wide range of outputs and reports to help you compare the performance of design alternatives.
  • Optimise the building at any design stage based on the client’s objectives.
  • Model even complex buildings with the minimum of time and effort.
  • Import existing BIM and CAD design data to give you a head start with data entry.
  • Generate impressive rendered images and movies.
  • Simplify EnergyPlus thermal simulation.
I love the way this whole thing hangs together and again just want to compliment you and your team on a cracking job. From a total design point of view, I absolutely love this program. I find it very well thought out and I enjoy using it.
Jean Marais
Big-Gruppe, Germany

DesignBuilder Software Packages

A completely modular solution, DesignBuilder comprises a core 3-D modeller and 11 modules which work together to provide in-depth analysis for any building.  Every module fully integrates with its counterparts, so you can pick individual modules or choose one of our packages.

Our software packages contain the most common module combinations for each class of user as shown below. Modules can also be purchased separately and a site network license with any combination of modules is also available. Click on the module name or the job role for more information.

Architectural

Engineering

Energy Assessors

Energy Assessor
  • Essentials
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  • includes Visualisation module
  • includes Certification module
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  • DSM
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  • Plus
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Architectural
  • Essentials
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Engineering

Packages

  • For Energy Assessors - hundreds of assessors have used DesignBuilder to model millions of m2 and thousands of buildings.
  • For Architects - if you’re designing a renovation or new build project, DesignBuilder is perfect for early design stage simulations.
  • For Engineers - minimise the ‘energy gap’ for your clients with DesignBuilder’s advanced modelling.
  • For Education - universities around the world use DesignBuilder because it is quick and easy to learn, allowing the teaching process to focus on design and simulation issues. At the same time the software offers researchers unparalleled flexibility through access to EnergyPlus input files and a range of advanced scripting tools.

Modules

  • 3-D Modeller - The core module, our efficient 3-D building modeller.
  • Visualisation - Visualisation: Stunning rendered images and site shading analysis.
  • Certification - EPCs and Part-L2 calculations in UK and Ireland.
  • Simulation - EnergyPlus simulations for energy and comfort analyses.
  • Daylighting - Reports daylight factors and illuminance using Radiance.
  • HVAC - A powerful and flexible interface to EnergyPlus HVAC.
  • Cost - Early stage building cost estimation.
  • LEED - LEED EAp2 and ASHRAE 90.1 calculations.
  • Optimisation - Multi-criteria optimisation to help meet design goals.
  • Scripting - Customise EnergyPlus simulations using EMS or FMU.
  • CFD - Computational Fluid Dynamics calculates distribution of air properties in and around buildings.

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Find out for yourself why so many companies and universities choose DesignBuilder

Contact Us

  • DesignBuilder Software Ltd
    Clarendon Court
    1st Floor 54/56 London Rd
    Stroud, Gloucs
    GL5 2AD
    UK 
  • +44 (0) 1453 755500
  • info@designbuilder.co.uk
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