Budapest-based Graphisoft and its EcoDesigner product has been “Highly Commended” by World Architecture News (WAN) at the annual WAN Product Awards 2010, which were held January 17 in collaboration with the BAU Trade Fair in Munich. The WAN Product of the Year is a unique, worldwide award scheme to showcase new and innovative products, materials and details available from the construction industry.
EcoDesigner is the world’s first, fully-integrated (into a BIM) dynamic building energy modeling application that allows architects to compare the sustainability of various design options and change the project in the early design phase, when it is still easy to do so. EcoDesign can generate accurate results up to 80 percent faster than stand-alone energy software. EcoDesigner works in conjunction and integral to Graphisoft’s BIM product ArchiCAD.
“It was very interesting that many of these product ideas are related to the field of sustainability, which will be absolutely the most important trend for the next few years in architecture as well as in the entire building sector,” said Mirko Arend, Exhibition Director for BAU.
EcoDesigner, first released in 2009, works with ArchiCAD 14 on both the Windows and Mac platforms. To learn more visit Graphisoft here.