Trane’s TRACE 700 software – the latest version of Trane Air Conditioning Economics – brings the algorithms recommended by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to the familiar Windows operating environment. Use it to assess the energy and economic impacts of building-related selections such as architectural features, comfort-system design, HVAC equipment selections, operating schedules, and financial options.
Flexible data entry, coupled with multiple views and “drag-and-drop” load assignments, simplify the modeling process and help you identify optimal zoning and plant configurations. Compare up to four alternatives for a single project by modeling various air distribution and mechanical system/control options; then assess the life-cycle cost and payback of each combination based on 8,760 hours of operation… without investing lots of extra time.
Templates provide a fast, easy way to analyze the effects of changes in building loads such as airflows, thermostat settings, occupancy, and construction. An extensive library of construction materials, equipment, and weather profiles (nearly 500 locations) enhances the speed and accuracy of your analyses. Choose from seven different ASHRAE cooling and heating methodologies, including the Exact Transfer Function.