ORTLOS first iPhone App called Gandis has been released. This is a part of this years projects focus: “Green through IT”. Gandis is iPhone application which supports energy-efficient planning of buildings in a very early design phase. With the help of interactive 3D models that encourage playful experimentation GANDIS enables users to find out how various parameters (surface/volume ratio, specific length, mean U-value/thermal insulation standard, active/passive solar energy use, CO2 neutral construction methods) affect the energy efficiency of a building and thus makes sustainable design easier from an early stage. The application includes reference models and explanations of the most important concepts.

More information can be found on the project’s website: http://ortlos.com/gandis or on iTunes webpage: http://itunes.apple.com/app/gandis/id396667843?mt=8

GANDIS is Designed & Produced by ORTLOS (www.ortlos.com) & LCIG (www.lifecycle-ig.com). Scientific partner: CGV TU-Graz (www.cgv.tugraz.at)

Image above shows screenshots. The application is available in English and German language. iPAD version will follow soon.