Wikis > Guidelines for BIM Energy Map module


BIM Energy Map is an application and module from the StruSoft commercial energy simulation platform BIM Energy. More information on the license can be found at The module returns results of the simulated building energy use.


KPIs (outcome)

  • Primary energy use, kWh/m2/year
  • Net energy demand, kWh/m2/year
  • Renewable energy production, %
  • Solar panel heat gain, kWh/m2/year
  • Heat pump heat gain, kWh/m2/year
  • Process heating, kWh/m2/year
  • Person heating, kWh/m2/year
  • Hot water, kWh/m2/year
  • Transmission, kWh/m2/year
  • Passive heating, kWh/m2/year
  • Passive cooling, kWh/m2/year
  • Ventilation heat exchange, kWh/m2/year
  • Infiltration, kWh/m2/year
  • Conductive cooling, kWh/m2/year
  • Solar, kWh/m2/year
  • Sewer heat exchange, kWh/m2/year
  •  …

BIM Energy Map simulates building energy use

The BIM Energy Map module takes as input a building footprint together with some simple parameters such as building height, amount of glazing, typology (description of the building construction), activity template (description of the building usage). A building is generated from this input and a dynamic simulation is performed hour by hour. During the simulation every aspect of the building is taken into account for calculating the use of the energy in terms of gained and emitted values for different properties in the energy balance.

Behind the simulation core
The simulation core of BIM Energy is based on work done by StruSoft in the latest 30 years, and heavily inspired by the desktop product VIP-Energy. The easiest way to understand the concepts of the simulation is to read the manual for VIP-Energy that is a detailed explanation of the expert use of the desktop product, and that uses the same algorithms, similar input and has the same kind of output. Link >>

Managing input in the BIM Energy Platform
The input of the BIM Energy Map consists of a few high-level template concepts.

The typology template is a collection of building parts that the building is composed of. To add typologies and building parts a separate web interface of the BIM Energy platform is used. Link: Picture 1


Picture 1

Picture 1


The activity template is a scheme of the usage of the building. To add activity templates a separate web interface of the BIM Energy platform is used. Link: Picture 2


Picture 2

Picture 2


The district created in a case in the Ecodistr-ICT IDSS platform can be opened in the BIM Energy Map web interface, to be further explored. Link: Picture 3


Picture 3

Picture 3

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