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Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory
103 Pacific Hall
University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5231
phone: 541 346 5647
fax: 541 346 3626
105A White Stag Building
70 NW Couch Street
University of Oregon
Portland, OR 97209
phone: 503 412 3656
Energy Scheming

Energy Scheming is a building design tool that lets you think about building form and energy use together, right from the beginning. Takeoffs and specs are entirely graphic. No numbers! Scan in a drawing (cocktail napkins are fine), copy from another application, or draw in the program, then take off building elements with the tape measure cursor and associate them with specs. You can simultaneously compose an elevation and size the windows for energy considerations using immediate rule-of-thumb feedback on window size for solar heating, ventilation, and daylighting. The energy flow results are shown in a bar graph. You can look at total hourly loads or get a detailed report on individual elements, such as windows or walls. The Advisor tells you how to redesign your building to improve performance, and thermographic images illustrate your building's energy flows in vivid color.

Technical specifications, including system requirements.

Download a free one month trial version now. Only for Macintosh computers running OSX 10.6.x or earlier.
See contact information for Eugene location below to purchase.