The loadmodeling.tool bycove.tool helps right-size (optimization of size) and automate the evaluation of energy-saving concepts, such as the effects of daylighting HVAC optimization strategies, and high-performance glazing during the schematic and design development stage. It can also help document compliance standards and certifications during the construction design phase.
How it works
The tool calculates space, system, and plant loads 24 hours a day for design days in each of the 12 months along with heat flow for all room elements such as walls, windows, roofs, skylights, doors, lights, people, electrical equipment, non-electrical equipment, infiltration, floors, and partitions considering time-of-day and time-of-year factors.
loadmodeling.tool calculations apply techniques recommended by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). The program was tested in accordance with ASHRAE Standard 140-2020, "Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs," and it meets the requirements for simulation software set by ASHRAE Standard 90.1 and the LEED Green Building Rating System.
The software accepts geometry from any architecture tool: Revit, Rhino, Sketchup, Archicad. It also, uses the trusted EnergyPlus engine to create energy models for compliance
- Ease of use
The model is accessible anywhere, being built in your web browser, it is easy to access results, and takes away the pain point of having to transfer large files manually.
Most legacy competitors are owned by mechanical system manufacturers, loadmodeling.tool is not, making it inherently unbiased.
- Automated Energy Modeling
The loadmodeling.tool works within cove.tool, allowing teams to convert their load models into EnergyPlus and OpenStudio energy models for Appendix G and other compliance level energy modeling.
- Automatic Templates
Unlike legacy competitors, loadmodeling.tool comes with a standard library of room and system templates. Teams can customize and share templates within the firm.
Live chat support from cove.tool's building science and mechanical engineering experts. Means getting answers quicker, helping with work efficiency.
When is it used?
loadmodeling.tool is designed for consulting engineers, design/build contractors, HVAC contractors, facility engineers and other professionals involved in the design and analysis of commercial building HVAC systems.
|Early Phase ||Engineers and contractors use loadmodeling.tool from early schematic design phases until the end of construction. |
| Schematic Design/Design Development ||At the schematic and design development stage, it helps right size and automates the evaluation of energy-saving concepts, such as the effects of daylighting HVAC optimization strategies, and high-performance glazing. |
|Construction Drawings ||At the construction drawing phase, the cove.tool auto EnergyPlus model can help document compliance with ASHRAE Standard 90.1 or other green certifications like USGBC LEED, Green Globes and more. |