When asking a contractor or design team about the budget, the answer is typically, “Well, it depends”.
Hydronic Industry Alliance members have been in many meetings and lectures about modeling buildings, and shockingly few building owners take it seriously. This conversation typically leads to objections that modelling is simply an exercise to prove that the system selected meets code requirements.
To improve and expedite the modelling process, the Hydronic Industry Alliance has created the BEST (Building Efficiency Tool) software to answer questions like: What are my options and what will it cost? What is the payback analysis, and how will it perform in this specific building at a specific geographical location?