Edilclima EC700: a software for energy performance calculation of buildings
Edilclima EC700 is a software that performs the calculation of energy performance of buildings in compliance with the Technical Specifications UNI/TS 11300, considering the services of winter and summer air conditioning, domestic hot water, ventilation, lighting and transport of people or things. The software also allows to simulate different scenarios and compare them in terms of energy consumption, costs and environmental impact.
Edilclima EC700 is available in different versions, depending on the level of detail and complexity required by the user. The basic version (EC700) allows to perform the calculation of energy performance for residential and tertiary buildings, with simplified input data and predefined climatic zones. The advanced version (EC701) allows to perform the calculation of energy performance for any type of building, with detailed input data and customizable climatic zones. The professional version (EC702) allows to perform the calculation of energy performance for complex buildings, with integrated design and verification of building-plant system.
Edilclima EC700 is compatible with BIM (Building Information Modeling) software, allowing to import and export data from IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) files. The software also supports the calculation of incentives and tax deductions for energy efficiency interventions, such as Superbonus 110%, Ecobonus, Sismabonus and others.
Edilclima EC700 is a software that can be downloaded from the official website of Edilclima (https://www.edilclima.it/software-ter...), where you can also find more information, demo videos, technical support and training courses. Alternatively, you can download Edilclima EC700 from torrent sites, but be aware that this may be illegal and unsafe.
In this article, we will show you how to use Edilclima EC700 to perform the calculation of energy performance of a residential building. We will use the basic version of the software (EC700), but the steps are similar for the other versions.
The first step is to create a new project and enter the general data of the building, such as location, orientation, shape, dimensions, use and occupancy. You can also import these data from an IFC file if you have one.
The second step is to define the thermal zones of the building, which are the parts of the building that have similar thermal characteristics and conditions. You can create as many thermal zones as you need, and assign them a name, a color and a type (residential or tertiary). You can also specify the internal gains and losses of each thermal zone, such as people, appliances, lighting and ventilation.
The third step is to define the building envelope, which is the set of elements that separate the thermal zones from the external environment or from other thermal zones. You can create as many envelope elements as you need, and assign them a name, a type (wall, roof, floor, window, door, etc.), a position (external or internal), a thickness and a material. You can also specify the thermal transmittance (U-value) and the solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of each envelope element.
The fourth step is to define the heating and cooling systems of the building, which are the devices that provide thermal energy to the thermal zones. You can create as many systems as you need, and assign them a name, a type (boiler, heat pump, fan coil, radiator, etc.), a fuel (gas, electricity, biomass, etc.), an efficiency (COP or EER) and a distribution (centralized or decentralized). You can also specify the operating hours and temperatures of each system.
The fifth step is to run the calculation of energy performance of the building, which will give you the results in terms of primary energy consumption (EPgl), final energy consumption (EF), renewable energy production (EPr), energy performance index (EPi), energy class (A+, A, B, etc.) and CO2 emissions. You can also view the results in graphical form or export them in PDF or Excel format.
With Edilclima EC700, you can easily perform the calculation of energy performance of buildings in compliance with the Technical Specifications UNI/TS 11300. You can also simulate different scenarios and compare them in terms of energy consumption, costs and environmental impact. Edilclima EC700 is a software that can help you design more efficient and sustainable buildings. aa16f39245