FenestraPro | Managing Energy Guidelines and Regulations

Written by Mike Flood

June 11, 2019

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Setting Energy Values with FenestraPro 

As regulations are updated and new standards are approved, we think it is best to allow our users to control the standards they consider most appropriate for their project. To facilitate this,  FenestraProusers have the ability to set values for glazing, wall floor, roof U-Values and R-Values.FenestraPro does not have predefined energy values because values differ from one geographical region to another.

This post includes links to current regulations for various countries and useful websites to find more detailed information. It is recommended that users check current local standards so that the values applied are relevant to a project’s site location. FenestraPro encourages users to strive for the best possible building performance, not only for regulations compliance.   

For detailed examples on using FenestraPro for compliance and energy-efficient facade design in Europe, please review our blog post  on Norway’s TEK17 building regulations. 


How to meet code compliance using FenestraPro

FenestraPro for Revit allows users to understand their façade energy values, compare it to the necessary code, and then update the construction materials of the façade to meet code. For new users of FenestraPro, we have provided a sample of Energy Codes for New York City. These codes are general guidelines to allow users to begin analysis but values may not always be current to your location or region. 

(FenestraPro assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of these values as they may change and users are advised to confirm with their regulatory bodies and government publications as to the current applicable Standards and Building Codes that are relevant and in effect for your region/jurisdiction). 

Here is an example: 

Energy Regulations New York City

Approved Document L
Building regulation in England setting standards for the energy performance of new and existing buildings.


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