SOURCE: Sefaira, Inc.

Sefaira, Inc.

May 20, 2013 07:22 ET

Sefaira Enhances Energy Analysis Software to Evaluate Custom Shading Devices

Early Stage Analysis of Custom and Standard Options Helps Architects Achieve Sustainability and Aesthetic Goals

LONDON--(Marketwired - May 20, 2013) - Sefaira, a cloud-based energy analysis software company helping the building industry design and retrofit buildings for energy efficiency and sustainability, today announced that it has enhanced its flagship software, Sefaira Concept, giving architects the ability to analyze bespoke shading devices.

Sefaira Concept has always provided powerful parametric analysis of shading strategies, delivering whole building, hour-by-hour analysis in just seconds. With Concept architects can quickly explore the effectiveness of multiple shading options in combination with other sustainable strategies. This enhancement to the cloud-based software enables architects to analyze custom designs as part of the mix as well.

"Our customers have always enjoyed the ability to analyze multiple standard shading options quickly using Sefaira Concept," said Carl S. Sterner, LEED AP, Product Manager, Sefaira. "But architects are creative by nature. They want to be able to determine optimal specifications, but then use those parameters to create a design that achieves both aesthetic and performance objectives. Now, they can analyze custom shading designs alongside standard options."

Sefaira Concept enables architects to combine creativity and analytic insight to design highly sustainable buildings. Its powerful cloud-based sustainability analysis platform provides rapid feedback on whole-building energy and water use, carbon emissions, utility costs, and renewable energy potential. Additionally, its intuitive interface allows for fast, iterative exploration of multiple design options.

About Sefaira

Founded in 2009, Sefaira ( produces cloud-based energy efficiency software to help the building industry design and retrofit buildings for energy efficiency and sustainability. Using Sefaira's platform, building designers and retrofit assessors can analyse and compare green building strategies within a fraction of the time and cost previously required. This includes defining, quantifying, and optimising the energy, water, carbon and financial benefits of relevant design strategies.

Sefaira won the "Green Building Innovation of the Year" award at London's Ecobuild 2011 and has been named to the Red Herring Top 100 Europe in 2013 and Ecobuild's Global Top 200 companies in the sustainability sector. Sefaira has offices in London and New York.

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