The MIT Design Advisor

Building energy simulation in minutes.

Heating, cooling, lighting, comfort, and more.

Architects and Building Designers can use computer modeling to improve indoor comfort and energy performance of conceptual building designs. But most simulation tools are too complicated for this purpose.

Quick, visual comparisons are needed for early-stage design. The MIT Design Advisor is a tool which allows you to describe and simulate a building in less than five minutes. No technical experience or training is needed. An annual energy simulation can be run in less than a mintute, and graphical results are immediately available for review. Give it a try.

Getting Started
    1. Begin by clicking the SETUP tab to the left and follow the directions to create a building design.
    2. To save and simulate your building scenario, click Save on one of the colored scenario boxes at the bottom panel.
    3. View the simulation results by clicking on any of the tabs to the left (Comfort, Energy, etc.)
Look for the information buttons for extra help:

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