Once you have created wall and glazing systems, the Building Assessment app is the next step to review your building envelope as a whole system, calculated using the methodologies outlined in Specification J1.5a Calculation of U-Value and solar admittance.
The Building Assessment app simply allows you to pull together the more detailed assessments you have already undertaken, with the results directly comparable to the ABCB Façade Calculator. The only difference between the ABCB Façade calculator and the Speckel Building Assessment app is that we take a more detailed approach to the design process, allowing real, verified specifications to be used as opposed to simply putting numbers into a spreadsheet.
Step 1 – Navigate to the Building Assessment app or your Project, Create a Design, give it a name and you are ready to go.
Step 2 – Next step… simply create an Envelope, give it a name and provide an offset from the north.
Step 3 – For each Elevation you create, Add Envelope components that you have already created as part of the Project.
Step 4 – Adjust the areas for each of the envelope components you have added to each Elevation. Once you are complete, Method 1 and Method 2 results appear on the right.