Virtual HVAC

Virtual HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning) is a virtual reality design tool for designing the interior of a mechanical equipment room. It facilitates design and cost planning, and helps optimizing material use. The solution also enables validation of the design in the correct environment for installability and maintainability. Further, the tool can be used in training the control and maintenance personnel already before the actual installation work has even started.

The tools supports importing 3D models in most formats. The imported 3D models form a library of components which is used in creating the systems. In retrofit installations, the existing facilities are 3D scanned and the resulting model is used as a basis in the design.

The first version of the tool was created in 2017.

The tool is being developed together with the Naavatar group in a pilot project supported by the KIRA-digi program.