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Group of CYPE programs developed to carry out the thermal and energy analysis of buildings, and design their lighting, sound and fire extinguishing installations. The applications that work with the 3D model of the building are integrated in the Open BIM workflow via the IFC4 standard.


IFC Builder

Creation and maintenance of building IFC models. This application is integrated in the Open BIM workflow via the IFC4 standard.


  • Graphic user interface (GUI) to introduce geometric models
  • Import of DXF/DWG/JPG/BMP files
  • Open BIM edges generation
  • Open BIM (IFC4) modelling


Thermal load calculation of buildings according to the Radiant Time Series Method (RTSM), proposed by ASHRAE, integrated in the Open BIM workflow.


  • Import of BIM models (IFC4, IFC2x3 and gbXML) generated by CAD/BIM programs
  • BIM model synchronization
  • "ASHRAE Weather Data Viewer 4.0" database with 5.564 stations located around the world
  • Cooling and heating loads based on the Radiant Time Series Method (RTSM) of ASHRAE ™
  • Heating loads based on EN 12831 code
  • Export of the thermal envelope and zones to COMcheck, a program offered by the US Department of Energy (DOE). Using the program, users can verify whether the requirements of the “International Energy Conservation CODE (IECC)”, of Standard 90.1 of ASHRAE are met, as well as those of various state codes.
  • ISO 6946. Building components and building elements -- Thermal resistance and thermal transmittance -- Calculation method
  • ISO 13370. Definition. Thermal performance of buildings -- Heat transfer via the ground -- Calculation methods
  • ISO 14683. Thermal bridges in building construction -- Linear thermal transmittance -- Simplified methods and default values
  • ISO 10456. Building materials and products. Hygrothermal properties
  • Automatic shading detection over the calculation model
  • Automatic edge detection and thermal bridges generation
  • Calculation of the thermal transmittance in linear thermal bridges, based on ISO 10211


Design of HVAC installations (heating, ventilation and air conditioning). This applications in integrated in the Open BIM workflow using the IFC standard.


  • Design of the circuit diagram. The tool has a graphics library available containing air conditioning components, whose technical symbols are in accordance with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 134.
  • Equipment calculations, using a panel in which its main properties can be configured and then be selected and specified in accordance with the ASHRAE Handbook: Systems And Equipment.
    • Design of pipe networks and selection of standard diameters in accordance with ASME Standard B36.10M for steel pipes, ASME B88(M) for copper pipes, ASTM Standard D 3309 for polybutylene pipes.
    • Design of expansion tanks
    • Design of boilers
  • Import of BIM models (IFC4 and IFC2x3) generated by CAD/BIM programs
  • BIM model synchronization
  • Import of DXF/DWG/JPG/BMP files
  • Analysis and design of radiant floor hydronic installations




Calculation of the critical surface humidity and interstitial condensation in construction elements based on the hygrothermal behaviour of building materials in accordance with the calculation method of the ISO 13788:2012 code.


  • Analysis in accordance with EN ISO 13788
    • Known internal humidity
    • Internal hygrometric class
    • Humidity production rate
    • Thermal transmittance analysis in accordance with ISO 6946
  • Material libraries and catalogues ISO 10456
  • Surface condensation analysis results
    • Design to prevent the risk of mildew appearing
    • Design to prevent corrosion
    • User defined design
  • Interstitial condensation analysis results
    • Pressure/temperature graphs
      • Theoretical vapour pressure
      • Saturation pressure
      • Real vapour pressure
      • Temperatures
    • Saturated/evaporated accumulated water quantity graphs at interphases





Calculation of the thermal transmittance in linear thermal bridges by solving and post-processing an analysis model with finite element heat transfer, based on the EN ISO 10211 code.


  • Analysis in accordance with EN ISO 10211
  • Different thermal bridge models
  • Material libraries and catalogues
  • Analysis results



Modelling and energy simulation of buildings with EnergyPlus™, integrated in the Open BIM workflow via IFC and gbXML.



  • Import of BIM models (IFC4, IFC2x3 and gbXML) generated by CAD/BIM programs
  • BIM model synchronization
  • Energy consumption calculation using EnergyPlus™ (version 9.0)
  • Automatic edge detection and generation of thermal bridges

CYPETHERM Improvements

CYPETHERM Improvements is a tool for energy audits and analysis of improvement measures in buildings.

The graphics interface of CYPETHERM Improvements is similar to the other CYPETHERM programs. It has a tree-structure on the left of the screen where users can define:

  • The initial situation of the building (which describes its energy performance at its initial situation)
  • Improvement measures of the building, which include the energy performance that is obtained having applied them, with its description and associated expenses.

The initial situation of the building and improvement measures can be imported from files in XML format that are generated by CYPETHERM energy simulation programs that use EnergyPlus™ (CYPETHERM HE Plus, CYPETHERM RECS Plus and CYPETHERM EPlus) and with CYPETHERM C.E. for Italy and CYPETHERM REH for Portugal.

By importing XML files, the great potential of CYPETHERM improvements can be developed, i.e. as a complement of the CYPETHERM energy simulation programs of CYPE.

CYPEPLUMBING Sanitary Systems


CYPEPLUMBING Sanitary Systems is a program created to help project designers with the design and analysis of foul water and rainwater evacuation systems. It is integrated in the Open BIM workflow using the IFC standard.

The program allows for a part or all of the installations to be designed of any type of building, and the different networks (foul, rain, mixed, grey and black water) can be organized in layers and managed in 2D or 3D. The program contains material catalogues which can be completely configured, and generates floor plans, drainpipe diagrams, result and check reports, and quantity reports that can be exported to FIEBDC-3.

CYPEPLUMBING Sanitary Systems allows users to design the installations using tables or by applying a hydraulic analysis using several formulas (Manning, Wyly-Eaton, Dawson and Hunter). An automatic design of the installation can be carried out, optimizing the space required by the pipe in the free height of the floor and the evacuation volumes.

The program includes predefined code-complying configurations. It is also possible to configure design checks to ensure code and personal technical limits are met. 

 CYPEPLUMBING Water systems


CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems is a program created to assist project designers with the design and analysis of potable water supply installations. It is integrated in the Open BIM workflow using the IFC standard.

The program can perform a partial or complete design of the installations of any type of building. It contains predefined equipment catalogues and allows for user catalogues to be introduced and configured.

It generates floor drawings, results and quantity reports for pipes and equipment that can be exported to FIEBDC-3 format.

CYPEPLUMBING Water Systems carries out the hydraulic analysis using “Darcy and Weisbach” equations and calculates the friction factor using the Colebrook and White formula. The program analyses the installation assembly and calculates gross and simultaneous quantities of flow, where users can define the simultaneity factor.

In its first version, the program includes predefined configurations to comply with the following codes: CTE DB HS 4 (Spain), NF DTU 60.11 (France), DR n.º 23/95 (RGSPPDADAR – Portugal). Design checks can also be configured to comply with other standard limits or limits imposed by users. 





Design of normal and emergency lighting installations, as well as their evaluation in accordance with current national and international standards. Integrated in the Open BIM workflow via IFC.


  • Import of BIM models
    Import of BIM models (IFC4 and IFC2x3) generated by CAD/BIM programs.
  • BIM model synchronization
  • Import of DXF/DWG/JPG/BMP files
    Import of lighting files in EULUMDAT format (standard format in Europe for photometric data -“ldt” extension) and IES (standard format in North America for photometric data –“ies” extension).
  • Normal lighting
    • Calculation of the lighting level of the installation measured at workplane level
    • Calculation of the energy efficiency value of the installation
    • Calculation of the glare level based on the UGR defined in the CIE 117:1995 code (Discomfort glare in interior lighting)
  • Emergency lighting
  • Calculation of the lighting level of the emergency lighting installation measured at floor level
  • Arrangement of security and protection equipment (safety equipment, fire-safety equipment, lighting distribution panel...)
  • Annex detailing
    Generation of a calculation annex detailing, as well as the design values, the properties of the precinct and normal and emergency lighting installations used.

CYPEFIRE Sprinklers

CYPEFIRE Sprinklers is a tool created to design hydraulic networks for fire protection using sprinklers and fire hose reels.

The program carries out the necessary hydraulic calculations and checks to ensure the requirements of the NFPA®13 (National Fire Protection Association) code are met. These include:

  • Hydraulic design of any type of any type of network
  • Flow and minimum pressure in the sprinklers
  • Distribution of the sprinklers
    • Maximum allowable distance between sprinklers
    • Maximum distance between the sprinklers and the wall
  • Design of the deposit
  • Design of the fire hose reels

CYPEFIRE Sprinklers automatically generates all the technical documents and drawings that are required to justify the requirements of the NFPA®13 code: Analysis of the nodes, Analysis of the pipes and Installation drawings.

CYPEFIRE Sprinklers is an application that is integrated in the Open BIM workflow. This integration is achieved by importing information files of a previously defined BIM model.

  • Imports geometric models included in the spaces using IFC4 format files that have been generated by CAD/BIM programs such as IFC Builder, Allplan, Archicad or Revit.
  • Exports, in an IFC file, the information of all the sprinkler system installations so they can be introduced in other programs that work in the Open BIM workflow.



Design and verification of the level of acoustic insulation and soundproofing of buildings in accordance with the design method described in the EN 12354 (ISO 15712) codes. This application is integrated in the Open BIM workflow via IFC standard.

Acoustic parameters

CYPESOUND allows users to define, in a personalized manner, the magnitudes of the parameters that reflect the acoustic behavior of the building and their minimum required values:

  • Acoustic insulation for internal airborne and impact noise for each pair of type of precincts.
  • Acoustic insulation for external airborne noise.
  • Sound immission caused by building equipment.
  • Reverberation times and minimum sound absorption areas.

Results and generated documents

CYPESOUND displays an on-screen summary of the results and generates a complete report of the acoustic insulation and soundproofing of the building, detailing the design process performed to carry out the design checks that have been defined previously by users.


AcoubatBIM by CYPE

AcoubatBIM by CYPE is a tool developed by CYPE and the CSTB (Scientific and Technical Centre for Building) with the aim to help users study the insulation and acoustic conditioning of buildings. It calculates the indices that evaluate the insulation of airborne sound (indoor and outdoor), impact sound insulation and the reverberation level in indoor spaces, in accordance with the procedure contained in the EN 12354 (ISO 15712) codes.

This application is integrated in the Open BIM workflow using the IFC standard.

AcoubatBIM analyses the following parameters to determine the grade of acoustic insulation and conditioning of buildings:

  • Acoustic insulation for indoor airborne and impact sound for each pair of space types.
  • Acoustic insulation for outdoor airborne sound.
  • Reverberation times and minimum sound absorption areas. 


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