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nPro - the ideal tool for consulting companies

A number of consulting companies use nPro as a practical simulation tool. On this page we explain why nPro is the ideal tool for consulting companies.

What do consulting companies use nPro for?

The most common application area of the nPro software is feasibility and concept studies. Especially when it's not yet clear how the energy system for a building or district will look exactly and there are still many different solutions being considered, it makes sense to have specialized software that is capable of identifying a suitable energy concept. An analysis of economic viability, a technical comparison of different scenarios, an analysis of the potential of renewable energies, and the sizing of generation and storage units - all these aspects are combined in nPro within a single software package. nPro is modular in structure: This means that data can be imported and results can be exported flexibly. The results and visualizations can be customized individually and can be used directly in reports and client presentations - saving you work and time.

Which systems can be calculated?

With nPro, a wide range of energy systems can be simulated and planned. This includes:

  • Districts with heat networks (from traditional heat networks to cold district heating),
  • Cross-sectoral energy systems with heat pumps, heat storage, photovoltaics, solar thermal, and ice storage,
  • Combined heating, cooling and electricity systems with PVT collectors and ground source heat pumps, or
  • Hydrogen systems with seasonal storage.

What can nPro do that other software tools cannot?

Users of nPro particularly appreciate the significant time savings, as you can obtain initial valid calculation results in short time. Calculating districts can be complex, especially since a variety of different buildings must be individually considered. This is often not feasible in other simulation tools or only with considerable time investment. With nPro, many different supply scenarios can be calculated in a short amount of time and compared directly - this saves time and enables a comprehensive consultation service for the customer.

"The nPro software is very easy to work with, the simulation time is very short and the software is reliable. It is not necessary to spend hours learning because nPro is very intuitive to use."

Mirka Kukurugyova
Project engineer, Ennatuurlijk

Advantages of nPro for consulting companies

The central advantages of nPro at a glance:

  • Intuitive software usage - no training required!
  • Significant time savings in the development of energy concepts
  • Easy result preparation in client presentations and reports
  • Determination of economic supply solutions through design optimization models

Which consulting companies should consider using nPro?

Most consulting companies that use nPro offer consulting services in the field of concept studies and decarbonization strategies for buildings and districts. However, nPro can also be used for conceptualization of microgrids or hydrogen systems.

"The nPro tool is very intuitive and saves a lot of time and effort in the concept phase. It can be used very flexibly - for building and district planning."

Stephan Eichler
Eichler Company for Technical Planning of Residential and Industrial Facilities Ltd.

Why should your consulting companies use nPro?

Most engineering offices already use external planning tools in their daily work. However, simulation tools are often only suitable for specific energy systems (PV calculation, heat pump design, etc.), or the planning tools are unnecessarily complex and detailed for the conceptual or early planning phase. Especially at the beginning of a project, the conditions are still very uncertain (Which buildings will be connected to the heating network? Which heat sources should be used?). In the early planning phase, it makes little sense to create highly detailed simulation models with a lot of effort. However, a purely static design is also not sufficient when considering fluctuating demands and generation units. For this use case, nPro's planning tool is ideal: nPro combines the most important planning steps in one software and offers different levels of detail - from the conceptual phase to advanced specialized planning. With nPro, cross-sectoral energy systems for buildings and districts can be designed, simulated, and economically evaluated in a single software.

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