ESBO is a simulation tool for building design optimization based on EQUA’s building performance software IDA Indoor Climate and Energy (IDA ICE).
ESBO allows you to experiment with different building designs and equipment in order to predict the consequences on energy use and comfort. Room-level and central HVAC systems may be evaluated, as well as glazing, shading and construction materials - all without the need of creating a complete geometric model of the building.
Types of studies possible with ESBO
Energy | Whole year energy use.
Cooling | Cooling design (or summer overheating) according to the ASHRAE heat balance method.
Heating | Heating design (winter heat load) according to the ASHRAE heat balance method.
Daylight | Detailed ray tracing daylight calculation with Radiance™.
Glazing properties | Glazing and shading properties according to EN ISO 52022-3, EN 410 and ISO 15099.
ESBO key facts
Energy and comfort studies | Study one room or a whole building | Compare different heating, cooling and ventilation systems | Compare different glazing, shading and construction materials | Easy to use