For those of you using Graphisoft's ArchiCAD, there is good news in the way of energy efficient design. Graphisoft recently launched a new energy modeling tool called EcoDesigner that works directly with ArchiCAD to help quickly analyze building energy performance. Pitched as a "one-click evaluation for architects," EcoDesigner allows an ArchiCAD user to make quick simple decisions about building usage, material performance, etc. and then quickly see the results of such decisions - including yearly and monthly energy usage, basic carbon footprint data and more.
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