Get feedback on your design performance inside sketchup with new designPH plugin
The Passive House Institute has built up the new designPH plugin with the aim of generating a 3D model interface for putting up building geometry into PHPP. This newest tool provides the following advantages:-
The method for Putting up data in PHPP will be streamlined.
The users will get initial assessment on the design performance inside SketchUp.
The designPH plugin also offers a simplified energy balance inside the 3D modelling surroundings. This empowers the users to initiate more effectual iterative design process for getting an instant view concerning the energy performance of the building as well as filtering design options with substandard quality prior to exporting to PHPP to modify the design and make the verification.
Perform a new or accessible SketchUp model (some simplifications may be necessary.
Identification of temperature zones, element types and area groups automatically.
Schedules of areas, windows / doors and TFA components and detection of external shading objects.
Rendering of heat-loss areas to focus on their area group or status.
Export geometry and shading data to PHPP through PPP file format, by transfering elements to significant dimensions and quantities that can be maneuvered in PHPP.
Include tools to add and edit window & door components, involving user-defined properties or from standard libraries.
Simple energy balance available inside the tool and notifications regarding superior quality of glazing that can cause overheating.
The users can obtain the new designPH along with PHPP 8 by ordering online.