Based in Dublin, Ireland, Architectural Technologists Simon Whelan and Dave Palmer were frustrated as directors of an architectural practice when trying to understand the implications of core design decisions on the performance of a building. They found that barriers existed in the workflow that prevented their architectural teams from truly engaging with energy performance. In 2012 and two master’s degrees later, Dave and Simon founded FenestraPro with the vision to strip out the complexities and uncertainties associated with overall building analysis and provide designers with the tools to understand, influence, and design high-performing buildings.
Working with leading global architectural and engineering firms over the last 10 years, FenestraPro has evolved from a stand-alone product to a fully integrated BIM application providing key data on the overall performance of the building’s façade. From conceptual design through to more detailed façade analysis at the schematic stage, FenestraPro has extensive supporting resources for architects, engineers, and BIM specialists.