|Source:||Pacific Northwest Laboratory|
|Date:||8/1/95 Record No.: 10186|
|Contact:||Michael Brambley, 509-375-6875|
Advanced Energy Design and Operation Technologies (AEDOT)
The Advanced Energy Design and Operation Technologies (AEDOT) project focuses on developing advanced, computer-based building-energy design tools, incorporating new energy-efficiency expertise into systems architects and engineers use to design and operate buildings. A CRADA is underway with the University of Oregon and Softdesk, Inc. to integrate energy analysis into a CAD tool. The product, "Softdesk Energy," will be distributed to all users of AutoCAD with Softdesk--over 100,000 users. It automatically transfers building geometry data to the energy analysis software, enabling the user to obtain energy load estimates at any time, using the ASHRAE Simplified Energy Analysis Method for heating and cooling anywhere in the U.S.