LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- Aug 12, 2014 -- Sefaira, the leader in software for high-performance building design, today announced that it now delivers real-time daylighting analysis and visualization within Autodesk® Revit, the leading BIM platform. This new functionality in Sefaira for Revit brings early-stage performance analysis to architects directly within Revit, allowing them to make more informed design decisions based on multiple daylighting metrics.
Powerful daylighting visualizations help architects make performance-based design decisions through visual interpretation and analysis of daylight in multiple ways. Sefaira Daylighting Visualization leverages industry leading and widely trusted daylighting analysis engines Radiance and DAYSIM to provide key metrics including daylight levels at specific times, annual availability of quality daylight (also known as Daylight Autonomy), annual risk of glare, as well as Daylight Factor. This information will help architects to clearly and effectively communicate design decisions to their clients.
Leading Architecture Practices Already See the Impact of New Capabilities
Early adopters of the new feature already benefit from daylighting visualization and analysis in Revit. They are excited about the new capability as it enhances their proposals and project work:
"We prioritize quality daylight and minimized glare in our designs to ensure human comfort", said Elizabeth Unruh of Little Diversified Architectural Consulting. "Real-time daylight and glare analysis within Revit enables us to optimize these variables while the design is still at its most malleable by providing a compelling new layer of information that influences the design's window to wall ratio, shading strategy, and interior finishes."
Garrett Ferguson of Parkhill, Smith & Cooper said, "When good daylighting analysis is an important aspect of a design, real-time daylighting analysis allows me to make fast changes and decisions that provide even lighting and quality of light throughout a space. I can change and tweak the envelope from basic rules of thumb to better, more accurate calculations using an intuitive and easy to use software."
Sefaira Empowers Ever More Building Designers
Sefaira CEO Mads Jensen said, "We continue to extend our products' capabilities in support of our mission to empower all building designers to create high performing buildings. Revit is the BIM platform of choice for many of our customers. Daylight Visualization in Revit is another step forward to provide ever more architects the tools they require to make performance-based design the norm."
Founded in 2009, Sefaira is the leader in software for high-performance building design. Using Sefaira, architects and other building designers now have the real-time analysis capabilities that enable them to practice performance-based design. This enables designers to create buildings that have the very best performance characteristics in terms of energy use, daylighting quality, carbon emissions, thermal comfort, construction and operating costs.
Sefaira won the 2014 Architizer A+ Product + Apps Jury Award, the 2013 Sustainability Leaders Innovation Award and the 2013 ENDS Green Economy - Green Data Award. It has been named to the 2013 Global Cleantech 100, the 2013 Red Herring Top 100 Global and the 2012 Going Green Global Top 200 private companies. The company also won Gold at the 2013 Ecosummit Award in Berlin as well as the "Green Building Innovation of the Year" award at London's Ecobuild in 2011. Sefaira has offices in London, New York and Melbourne.
Sefaira is a registered trademark of Sefaira Ltd. Revit is a registered trademark of Autodesk Inc. All rights reserved.
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