SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For busy building system designers, every minute counts. But imagine configuring and calculating the energy impact of alternative heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system designs in less than 15 minutes. With HVAC accounting for more than 40 percent of a building's total energy use, Carrier, the world's leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, introduces its eDesign Suite software tools to help building designers rapidly compare annual energy costs for HVAC designs. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Supporting the design of high performance buildings that consume less energy, Carrier created the eDesign Suite to help engineers in the early design phase of a project, when rapid evaluation of design alternatives is critical. The Building System Optimizer, a major offering under the eDesign Suite, uses a streamlined user interface and automatic model generation to allow a full model of the building and its HVAC systems to be configured in just minutes. A typical building energy analysis requires a large amount of data to describe the building and its HVAC systems. Carrier's Building System Optimizer asks high-level questions about a building, including size, shape and use (office, retail, school, etc.) and then applies built-in logic to automatically generate a detailed model.