Design Builder is a user friendly interface to the Energy Plus hourly building energy simulation engine and includes a full database of BioPCMTM products. The software can be downloaded for a free 30 day trial from their website: http://www.designbuilder.co.uk/ BioPCMTM products that are included in Design Builder are shown in this screenshot:
In 2012 Design Builder held its first Design Optimization competition, our Energy Modeler Jeremiah Crossett entered the competition and came in 8th place, and another modeler by the name of Milos Seatovic of Quiddita Serbia another used our BioPCMTM products and came in 2nd place.
The 2014 optimization competition is starting soon and Jeremiah Crossett, our in house modeler will be in the competition again this year.
For more info on the Design Builder Optimization Competition: http://optimisationcompetition.org/wiki/doku.php?id=start
Milos Seatovic’s 2nd place model with BioPCMTM.
Jeremiah Crossett’s 8th Place BioPCMTM Model: