- ABOUT US
DesignBuilder USA is the USA and Canadian affiliate of DesignBuilder Software Ltd. DesignBuilder USA is a dba of Natural Intelligence, LLC.
DesignBuilder Software Ltd. Company Profile
DesignBuilder Software Ltd specialises in developing high-quality, easy-to-use and affordable simulation software tools for assessing the environmental performance of building designs. The flagship product DesignBuilder provides data to building designers and assessors on energy consumption, carbon emissions, occupant comfort, daylight availability as well as the status of the building with regard to several national building regulations and certification standards. The software is the result of considerable investment in user interface technology and an uncompromising approach to software design.
DesignBuilder Software is a leading provider of Energy Performance Certificate and Building Regulations Compliance checking software in the UK, France, Ireland and Portugal.
Version 1 of the product was launched in 2005 as the first Graphical User Interface to the EnergyPlus simulation engine (from US DOE) and several years later it continues to be the most complete EnergyPlus interface. Version 2 was released in May 2009 adding BIM interoperability and integrated 3-D CFD calculations linked to EnergyPlus. Version 3 released in August 2011, introduced the first advanced GUI to EnergyPlus HVAC systems and also a daylight evaluation tool with calculations performed using advanced Radiance ray-tracing engine.
DesignBuilder is able to offer considerable expertise in the building energy analysis arena. We have many years experience working with building design practitioners and have contributed to several successful UK Government funded research projects, including the development of the NDEEM/3TC national stock modelling methodology, energy performance indicator development through the BESTCert project and 3TC simulation algorithm development. More recently projects have focussed on introducing leading edge design tools based on optimisation techniques.
The DesignBuilder software is distributed throughout the world by a network of Partners. DesignBuilder is represented in USA, Italy, Portugal, France, Mexico, Australia, China, India, Japan, South Africa as well as many other countries.
"We aim to bring advanced building design tools into the mainstream by providing software that is easy to use and highly accessible both in terms of initial cost and time taken to learn it. We are particularly keen to encourage the uptake of environmentally responsible design techniques and to play our part in reducing building-related pollution to sustainable levels."