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  BU602 Thermal modelling tools for houses

Thermal modelling software tools measure the impacts of design decisions on the thermal performance of a building. 

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Modelling is the best way to assess what it would be like to live or work in a building that is not yet built or renovated.

This bulletin covers thermal models for residential applications only and includes: 

  • What are thermal modelling tools?
  • Why use thermal modelling tools?
  • When should these tools be used?
  • What issues can they explore?
  • Who should use the tools?
  • When is it best to use the tools?
  • What characteristics should these tools have? 
  • Modelling recommendations
  • A selection of tools