FenestraPro analyzes and interprets Building Information Models in relation to the building and its environment enabling the architectural team to make truly site specific decisions. By entering building geometry, its overall size and number of storeys, the designer will be immediately shown how the form and size of the building will affect its performance. Buildings become one with their micro and macro environment, taking design quality to the next level.
Building site location and orientation influence how a building will perform in terms of the amount of solar radiation received.These directly influence natural daylighting performance, environmental interaction, internal comfort levels, and many other practical and aesthic considerations. FenestraPro registers the exact site location and orientation from the beginning, enabling the designer to consistently integrate those influences.
The likely overall and elemental thermal performance of a building are continuously visible to the architectural team as design changes are made, and the implications of those decisions are immediately apparent. FenestraPro will enable its user to compare different techniques of balancing energy performance with maximizing glazing in specific areas, altering performance specifications, natural daylighting, thermal comfort, aesthetic and practical design.
FenestraPro shows how different distributions of glazing across a building's facades and internal finishes will affect its overall performance. By graphically illustrating the overall percentage of glazing, it is easier to distribute this in line with best practice building standards.
Glazing elements and window systems should be designed to allow natural daylight to penetrate into a building while controlling heat loss and gain. The FenestraPro Glazing Specification Tool makes the detailed specification of glazing within a building a fine art, providing guidance on how various types of window system will affect energy and daylighting performance.