ESBO is the first simulation software fully endorsed by ES-SO, the European Solar Shading organization, and based on the calculation engine in IDA ICE - a market-leading tool for the simulation of energy and indoor climate in Northern Europe. With ES-SO ESBO the use of dynamic solar shading can be simulated according to ISO 15099 and EN / ISO 52022/3.
ES-SO ESBO is designed to support you whether you are an Architect, Engineer, Consultant or shading manufacturer by providing reliable and accurate performance information on solar shading, glass and room design based on local weather data. (Ashrae 2013 from 3.700 cities in 155 countries is included and will be updated during 2023). Results are shown in energy, temperature hours and cost followed by details on the shading/window combinations. g tot (SHGC), U value, T vis etc.
From version 2.2 spectral data is implemented on both shading materials and glass giving enhanced accuracy of the outputs, showing the full potential of the use of Smart Solar Shading/Glass combinations. You will also find shading materials marked “ES-SDA approved” in the fabric selection table. ES-SDA is the European Solar Shading Database with validated and peer-reviewed performance data. An added benefit for you as a user. (link to ES-SDA)
The program is available in two versions: ES-SO ESBO Light, which is FREE to download and use, or ES-SO ESBO which is the full version of the software and comes at a cost but also with added simulation features.