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Start your design project in the right direction.

Get the valuable data you need to weave contextual insights into your project and get your creative juices flowing before you launch into 3D.

Start your design project in the right direction
Explore viable options

Avoid rework during schematic design by focusing only on feasible approaches.

Generate useful content fast

Quickly access all the graphics and talking points you need to introduce climate factors early.

Keep your design moving forward

Make a clear case to clients and colleagues for a winning concept.

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Shading and glazing

Quickly identify the most effective shading strategies, and the trade-offs in increasing glazing for each face of your building.

Architectural response

Connect the dots between the climate and your building type, and arrive at the best architectural design response.


Get inspiration on how to bring good daylight into your design through high-level windows and the roof.

Outside spaces

Find out which strategies and combinations provide the most value in extending the use of outside space.

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