Increasing energy costs and a concern for the environment have made energy efficiency one of the key issues in the construction business. As the majority of energy consumption is due to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and electrical appliances, decisions related to HVAC and electrical engineering can improve a building’s energy efficiency significantly. MagiCAD Comfort & Energy makes comparing various design options easy, enabling the most energy-efficient options to be found in the early stages of the design process.
Energy efficiency issues have also recently taken a key role in the business operations of Topcon Oy. As a company, Topcon has been around for over 25 years. However, with a recent change in company ownership, Topcon has begun to concentrate increasingly on HVAC design. Topcon’s new owner Tero Lind tells about choosing MagiCAD:
“Every company I have worked for has used MagiCAD. MagiCAD has proven to be easy and logical to use. That is why I chose MagiCAD also for my own company.
I have performed comparisons with MagiCAD Comfort & Energy that have had significant impact on my clients’ investment decisions. For temperature drop calculations I use MagiCAD Room. The first time I used RIUSKA, the climate and energy simulation application included in MagiCAD Comfort & Energy, was when I was still working for the building services design and consultancy agency Grandlund Oy in the beginning of the 2000s. Back then, the software was not yet commercially available, but only used internally by the company.
In the future, Topcon Oy is going to focus more and more on offering energy analysis and calculation services. I have also recently trained as an Energy Business Professional. Energy expertise is certainly something that will have an increasingly important role in our future business operations.”
Tero Lind, Topcon