Modeling tools valuable assets to achieving net-zero standard on homes

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It is possible to model a building with sophisticated 3D-modeling tools and software to observe the overall energy behavior of the building.

February 14, 2013

It is possible to model a building with sophisticated 3D-modeling tools and software to observe the overall energy behavior of the building. The simulations can help to reach optimized solutions by trying different solutions to certain variables, such as multiple choices for construction materials and thermal insulators, different insulation methods, window-opening dimensions and window materials, and ventilation techniques.

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