Net Energy OptimizerWHY NEO
NEO was designed to provide you with a model that can serve one single function or can evolve to serve many functions from early design through construction and into operation.
From new construction design analyses and existing building audits to product comparisons and certification modeling, NEO’s ever growing list of analysis types ensures you can perform numerous functions to meet your unique energy modeling needs.
Rating Analysis allows you to perform whole building energy models with the versatility to support both new construction and existing buildings. Within the Rating Analysis, NEO automates the creation of numerous (user selected) ASHRAE 90.1 or IECC Standard baselines for new construction. For an existing building, simply enter your historical utility bills to perform a comparison to existing conditions.
Rating analysis offers over 250 operational and capital improvement measures to choose from and customize. You can explore the measures individually and also group them into a bundle in order to understand the energy savings, capital costs, and ROI of your investments.
- Select from numerous ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC Standards
- Provide early design consulting
- Analyze building envelope, lighting design, lighting controls, and HVAC systems
- Supports rating systems such as LEED, Green Globes, AIA 2030, Code Compliance
- Enter your utility data and compare to existing conditions
- Perform ASHRAE level 1 and level 2 energy audits
- Explore hundreds of Capital and operational measures
LEED® EA Analysis
The LEED rating system provides a framework for creating a holistic green building, giving the owner and design team the opportunity to explore multiple features to achieve a high-performance building.
The Rating Analysis saves time and increases consistency by eliminating errors through the automation of the baseline model. NEO calculates the energy cost savings in real-time to help you and your clients meet and achieve the desired LEED certification.
HVAC life-cycle cost Analysis helps you make faster, more-informed HVAC system comparisons. Quickly compare up to 3 HVAC systems side-by-side while holding the other elements of the building constant.
- Saves money and time by not having to design and re-design multiple systems
- Optimize product selection and decision making by providing both energy savings and ROI information
- Showcase a specific HVAC product with customized system characteristics
- Increase sales with tailored analysis
AIA 2030 Analysis
The 2030 Challenge calls on the global building design community to take action in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment. To achieve the reduction in emissions, fuel reduction targets have been set for all new buildings and major renovations.
The Rating Analysis calculates the impacts of both individual and bundled design strategies with a real-time comparison to the 2030 Challenge baseline in order to help the design team meet and achieve their energy goals.
NEO utilizes the AIA 2030 Design Data Exchange (DDx) energy modeling tool import feature to allow a project team to manage project data within the firm’s DDx database account directly from NEO.
The Green Globes NC rating system provides early feedback through an integrated design approach to help stakeholders make informed choices on important design decisions.
The Rating Analysis saves time and increases consistency by eliminating errors through the automation of the baseline model. NEO calculates the energy cost savings in real-time to help you and your clients meet and achieve the desired Green Globes certification.
Rating Analysis allows you to select the appropriate energy code for your jurisdiction, which in turn automatically creates the baseline model used for code compliance comparison. Explore energy conservation measures to find the most cost effective way to meet and exceed code for your building.
Validated Data, Decades of Experience
NEO is a standardized energy-model builder that uses data points collected over decades of design work. This experience gives you access to hundreds of proven energy-efficiency options specific to your project needs. You can compare, contrast and make more informed decisions knowing you have relevant information for your project.