CONCORD, Mass. – U.K.-based Greentec Systems is using SolidWorks® 3D CAD software to integrate third-party eco-friendly technologies that let homeowners heat and cool their homes for as little as £100 a year. Greentec uses SolidWorks to design these systems and visually demonstrate how disparate heating, cooling, and other energy-efficient systems will work together to help homeowners save money while dramatically reducing harmful CO2 emissions.
Greentec designs and installs whole-house systems featuring solar panels, air filtration units, under-floor heating, and other vendor products that eliminate the need for inefficient furnaces and air conditioning units running on oil, gas, or electricity. Greentec systems intelligently capture, store, and reuse energy, making homes warmer as outside temperatures drop and cooler in the summer. The company standardized on SolidWorks software to streamline overall system design, incorporate a variety of vendor designs created in other CAD packages, and communicate those design concepts to homeowners and builders.
Previously, Greentec outsourced all of its design work, ultimately working with as many as 12 different designs from different vendors on one project. With SolidWorks, the company manages development in-house, enabling engineers to see precisely how parts fit together in only one or two designs. They can now quickly and accurately modify system designs based on homeowner, builder, or vendor input to ensure all parties are on the same page and that installation is smooth and accurate.
Some of the additional energy-saving technologies incorporated into Greentec systems include rainwater recovery systems, heat storage cells, humidity control systems, swimming pool heat and ventilation systems, and remote maintenance systems.
Greentec relies on authorized SolidWorks reseller Solid Solutions Management for ongoing software training, implementation, and support.
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