Be06

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Calculates the energy demand of buildings in relation to the new energy requirements in the 2006 additions to the Danish Building Regulations 1995 implementing the EU EPBD, Energy Performance of Building Directive. Be06 calculations are performed in accordance with the mandatory calculation procedure described in SBi-direction 213: Energy Demand of Buildings (In Danish: SBi-anvisning 213: Bygningers Energibehov). The software uses the mandatory calculation core also developed by the Danish Building Research Institute, SBi.

Be06 calculates the expected energy demand to operate the heating and climate conditioning systems in all types of buildings e.g. houses, block of flats, offices, institutions, schools, shops and workshops. The Be06 software calculates the needed energy supply to a building for room heating, ventilation, cooling, hot water and artificial lighting dependent on e.g. building design, building envelope, daylight access, ventilation system, heating installation and energy supply including alternatives as solar heating, solar power and heat pumps. The energy supply needed to the building is compared to the energy frame in the Building Regulations. Screen Shots

Keywords

energy performance, building regulations, house, office, commercial and institutional

Validation/Testing

Based on European standards (EN and ISO) developed in CEN in relation to the EPBD buildings directive.

Expertise Required

General knowledge on building envelope and installations are necessary. Basic use of Be06 can be learned in 2-4 hours.

Users

1100 users in Denmark

Audience

consultant engineers, architects, constructers, builders, energy consultants, local building authorities

Input

Building envelope areas and U-values, windows size, orientation, thermal characteristics and solar shading, ventilation systems, airing possibilities, daylight conditions, artificial lighting systems cooling system (if installed), heating and domestic hot water system. Input also includes data for the actual energy supply e.g. boiler, district heating, electricity, heat pump, solar heating or power. The data are entered in a standard windows interface.

Output

There are three types of output: key results, detailed results and model documentation.

Computer Platform

Windows

Programming Language

C++

Strengths

Easy calculation of the energy demand for building operation. Check compliance with the energy requirements in the Danish building Regulations.

Weaknesses

Not appropriate for design and sizing of systems.

Contact

Company:

Danish Building Research Institute, SBi

Address:

Dr. Neergaards Vej 15
Hørsholm 2970
Denmark

Telephone:

+45 (45) 86 55 33

E-mail:

be06@sbi.dk

Website:

http:\www.sbi.dke06

Availability

Single user: 350 EURO/USD. Licence fee 150 EURO/USD per year after first year.
Multi user: Reduced price and licence fee.