SketchUp Studio comes with the Sefaira add-on, which allows you to analyse building performance during conceptual and schematic design phases. Inform decisions earlier in the process, when changes are easier, less expensive and much more impactful.
SketchUp Studio is the simplest way to steer your projects ahead with confidence. Model your project with the SketchUp tools you know and love, plus all the analysis tools you need to build efficient buildings – with the Sefaira add-on.
Track valuable performance metrics such as Energy Use Intensity (EUI) and see what factors are impacting your annual energy use.
Use key daylight metrics such as Spatial Daylight Autonomy (sDA), Annual Sunlight Exposure (ASE), Direct Sunlight, Annual or Date and Time, and Daylight Factor to analyze and visualize your building’s daylight, reduce glare, and optimize natural light.
Understand how glazing, shading, and natural and mechanical ventilation impact the comfort of your spaces using sensitive metrics such as Operative Temperature and Predicted Mean Vote (PMV).
Understand how peak loads such as heating and cooling are impacting your plant sizing and find passive and active strategies for reducing them.
Get your building performance results in minutes instead of weeks. Run full annual simulations powered by industry-accredited EnergyPlus® and Radiance®. Sefaira’s analysis is nimble enough to keep up with the pace of conceptual and schematic design.
Whatever your project goals, we can help. Whether you’re designing a passive low energy home, wanting to meet the 2030 challenge or aiming for another performance goal, SketchUp Studio helps you drive consensus on how to improve your project and worry less about whether you’re on track.