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
energy performance, building regulations, house, office, commercial and institutional
Based on European standards (EN and ISO) developed in CEN in relation to the EPBD buildings directive.
General knowledge on building envelope and installations are necessary. Basic use of Be06 can be learned in 2-4 hours.
1100 users in Denmark
consultant engineers, architects, constructers, builders, energy consultants, local building authorities
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.
There are three types of output: key results, detailed results and model documentation.
Easy calculation of the energy demand for building operation. Check compliance with the energy requirements in the Danish building Regulations.
Not appropriate for design and sizing of systems.
Danish Building Research Institute, SBi
Dr. Neergaards Vej 15
+45 (45) 86 55 33
Single user: 350 EURO/USD. Licence fee 150 EURO/USD per year after first year.
Multi user: Reduced price and licence fee.