SUNDAY

Simulates the heating and cooling requirements of residential and small commercial buildings on a daily basis, using typical weather data. SUNDAY 3.0 determines heating and cooling loads, accounts for solar effects, glazing, thermal mass, internal gains, building heat loss, and nighttime setback. This program performs sensitivity studies of direct-gain, solar, superinsulated or conventional buildings.

Keywords

energy performance, residential and small commercial buildings

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

Basic computer literacy required; familiarity with building load simulation programs helpful.

Users

More than 50.

Audience

Energy professionals, architects, builders, civil engineers, and homeowners.

Input

Parameters on building components, weather data, and related information.

Output

Reports on the energy use characteristics of a home or small commercial building and the amount of energy required to keep it comfortable on a monthly basis.

Computer Platform

PC-compatible.

Programming Language

Turbo Pascal

Strengths

Quickly and accurately presents information on energy used each day by home or small commercial building for heating, cooling, and ventilation.

Weaknesses

Output and reports less detailed as those produced by SUNCODE-PC 5.7 (see SERIRES).

Contact

Company:

Ecotope, Inc.

Address:

2812 East Madison Street
Seattle, Washington 98112
United States

Telephone:

(206) 322-3753

Facsimile:

(206) 325-7270

E-mail:

Website:

Availability

Call the technical contact for availability.