Door Energy Calculator
The impacts of energy saving potential of power operated / automated industrial and pedestrian doors is regrettably not well known within the Green Building certification bodies and building owners. Although a door is a small financial investment compared to a new building (2-3 % of the main investment cost of a building), it has a high financial impact on the whole life time cycle and costs.
The E.D.S.F. Door Energy Calculator shows the effects of energy losses of doors on the basis of an easy and clearly arranged tool to highlight the correlation between door parameters like U-value, air-leakage, opening time depending on the building volume in several European cities.
The revised Door Energy Calculator shows in a comprehensible way that intelligent door automation realise a real energy saving benefit during a whole life-cycle of a building.