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GRAPHISOFT Releases EcoDesigner STAR

GRAPHISOFT®, the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) architectural software developer, has announced the launch of EcoDesigner STAR, the first software that places standard-compliant energy analysis in the heart of the architect’s familiar BIM work environment. EcoDesigner STAR enables architects to design the most energy-efficient buildings, by themselves or working together with engineers or specialist consultants.

EcoDesigner Star: 2013, the Year of BEM?

What is EcoDesigner Star? You can read a little more by clicking on this link, but here are the basics: “EcoDesigner Star enables architects to use ArchiCAD’s building information model (BIM) directly as a building energy model (BEM). This ensures streamlined collaboration between designers and energy consultants. Furthermore, EcoDesigner Star …

ArchiCAD 16! BOOM!

Goodbye BIM, hello BEM. Have you read the press release yet? ArchiCAD 16 is coming! It’s officially going to be released on May 30th, 2012 and then start shipping shortly after that. If I remember correctly from other recent releases that means we should be able to download ArchiCAD 16 …