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Radically improve the way you design green buildings with Sefaira Concept, an intuitive, rapid, physics-based sustainable analysis platform built specifically for conceptual design.
Sefaira Concept enables architects and designers to create better performing buildings with a powerful web-based sustainability analysis platform. It provides rapid feedback on whole-building energy and water use, carbon emissions, utility costs, and renewable energy potential, while an intuitive interface allows for fast, iterative exploration of design options.
Concept allows you to combine creativity and analytic insight to design buildings that are both elegant and highly sustainable.
|Rapid sustainability analysis
Get rapid feedback on whole-building energy and water use, carbon emissions, utility costs, and renewable energy potential. Make informed design decisions from a holistic understanding of trade-offs and synergies across multiple criteria.
|Built for conceptual design
Explore design options early, when decisions have the greatest impact. An intuitive interface and intelligent default assumptions allow designers to get started right away with only a small number of inputs.
|Integrated with SketchUp
Directly analyze SketchUp models. Concept automatically recognizes building elements based on a few simple rules. Visualize and adjust Concept’s interpretation with the Sefaira Concept Plugin for SketchUp.
|Explore at the speed of thought
Simultaneously analyze multiple design options, explore strategies parametrically, and compare options side-by-side in order to make fast, data-driven design decisions. Concept’s cloud-based building physics engine returns results in seconds.
|True parametric analysis
Visualize the impact of any variable with the push of a button. Quickly discover which factors have the biggest impact, and find optimal values for strategies like building rotation, glazing ratios, shading, and many more.
|Collaborate with your team
Involve your entire project team to collaboratively explore design options and share expertise. Centralized project data keeps everyone on the same page.
Flexible, customizable reports help you quickly communicate design ideas and make the case for sustainable strategies. Download any chart in PDF, CSV, or vector format for further customization.
Early Stage Green Building Analysis
Architects are challenged to design beautiful and refined buildings, while also meeting ambitious performance goals and tight budgets.
They cannot effectively explore sustainable design options with current software, and the use of “rules of thumb” do not allow architects to uncover the best combination of energy efficient design strategies. When energy analysis happens only after major design choices have been made, the options are fewer and the costs of change higher.
The result is lost opportunities for sustainability, energy efficiency and lower operational cost, and ultimately a compromised building design.
The solution is to change the way that buildings are designed – to make sustainability analysis a seamless, integral part of the conceptual design process. This allows architects to explore their sustainability options early, and select those that most effectively complement architectural goals.
This solution represents a new paradigm called Data Driven Design (D3), one that drives high performing buildings and ultimately Zero Energy Design. D3 makes early stage green building analysis possible, allowing architects to do the following:
D3 is all about making better design decisions, which lead to better, more cost effective and greener buildings.
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