Munich, October 22, 2008 – Nemetschek Allplan and Stuttgart-based 5S AG have agreed to work together to improve building energy efficiency in the future. The objective of the agreement is to develop new software solutions to make environmentally-friendly design and construction as simple and efficient as possible. The cooperation agreement also covers joint sales and marketing activities.
Nemetschek Allplan and 5S AG will develop solutions with which architects and engineers can determine buildings’ energy needs and create energy performance certificates – as provided for in DIN V 18599. This will take the Allplan 3D design software to another level in the integrated process of Building Information Modeling (BIM). As well as quantities and costs, users will also be able to derive data for evaluating energy efficiency from the virtual building model.
“The world is entering a new age of design and construction. Increasing costs for raw materials and climate change are forcing us to rethink our approach. To significantly improve the efficiency of buildings and properties, the principles of sustainable construction must be included early in the design phase. The cooperation with 5S AG covers this requirement precisely”, says Peter Mehlstäubler, Managing Director of Nemetschek Allplan GmbH.
Andreas Heilmann, CEO of 5S AG, adds: “We strongly welcome this cooperation. Nemetschek Allplan’s many years of customer experience in the architecture and building design market combined with our specialization in the area of IT solutions for building energy efficiency form the basis for high quality modules that are easy to apply. This bundling will enable us to provide architects and engineers with the ideal IT infrastructure for environmentally-friendly design and construction.”
The software is expected to be available and internationally serviceable from early 2009.
About 5S AG
5S AG is based in Stuttgart and works together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics on software solutions for energy efficiency in buildings based on DIN V 18599. The solutions are currently being internationalized and prepared for use in modules for designing “Green Buildings”. 5S AG also provides high-quality seminars and Web-based IT services for building energy efficiency. Over 6,000 customers currently use 5S AG’s software solutions or IT services for building energy efficiency. With over 3,500 registered users, the 18599 competence forum is Germany’s leading knowledge platform for DIN V 18599. Additional information is available at
About Nemetschek Allplan
Nemetschek Allplan GmbH has its headquarters in Munich and is Europe’s leading vendor of planning and design software for the AEC industry (Architecture, Engineering, Construction). As a one-hundred percent subsidiary of Nemetschek AG, the company develops intelligent IT solutions for architects, civil engineers and building contractors. The company’s core product, Allplan, is currently being used by more than 60,000 customers in 16 languages and assists the entire building creation process in terms of optimizing quality, costs and time expenditure. Allplan covers all levels of a modern CAD system: from simple 2D drafting and 3D design to object-oriented building modeling with cost determination and quantity takeoff. Additional information is available at