How it works for building teams

Fast modeling.  Zero drawing.

With Condense you can make faster decisions about building improvements, in complete context.  Inputs are so easy, anyone working with your building can do it. Condense instantly models construction cost, ROI, operating and maintenance cost, cash flow, environmental, and health impacts, and rebates and certifications.  And did we mention energy?  Our energy modeling platform is revolutionary, harnessing the full accuracy of Energy Plus yet eliminating drawing and reducing audit and takeoff time.

Let’s walk through the tool itself.

Simple Inputs. Start by picking your city and add basic structure information.  Choose the building energy standard.  We convert your energy standard directly into energy model inputs, so you don’t have to spend time researching it.  But if you want to, you can adjust energy model baseline inputs in detail on a separate form.  It works well as an existing building audit tool too.

Create space types.  Add space types and zones to represent the breakdown of your building.  Right now, our tool can model many different multifamily unit sizes and types, including market rate, senior and affordable, accessory spaces such as corridors and fitness rooms, and commercial spaces such as office, hi tech office, retail and others, with new types added all the time.  These space types determine a myriad of smart inputs for energy use as well as construction cost and maintenance, which can all be examined and adjusted in detail if needed.

Done! In the snap of your fingers, you’ve created a baseline energy model and can optimize improvements.

Set goals and discover solutions. Automatically find the best design strategies and building products based on the goals you specify.  Click on each Improvement for details, or print reports that include takeoffs, specifications, preliminary pricing and local sales contacts to complete your project.

Search for improvements. If our automatic Improvement finder didn’t find what you’re looking for, you can search through our library of improvements yourself.  We’re adding new ones every day.

Review more details and customize to your building. Once you get the hang of it, you can look at the detailed model.  We calculate everything, like the construction loan, for example.

Create clear and concise reports. Reports are stunningly presentable.

Behind the scenes
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The building industry focuses far too much on energy modeling to predict performance, not to make early design decisions.
-Tristan Robers, BuildingGreen, June 20, 2013