Building Energy Modelling
Combine all your systems and data with the building architecture to view the future.
Energy-modeling is the virtual or computerized simulation of a building or complex that focuses on energy consumption, utility bills and life cycle costs of various energy related items such as air conditioning, lights and hot water.
Energy modeling is a powerful tool that can be used to quantify a building's energy use and the cost savings associated with various design options.
Throughout the design & implementation process the simulation is used to help inform and shape the project's design features.
Each design alternative's performance may be compared individually or in concert to optimize the building.
Additionally, energy modeling is a critical tool for documenting compliance with State and Local energy codes and modern building rating systems
(LEED, Green Globes, etc.).
Assess alternative design, engineering and ventilation strategies
Evaluate the implications of EPCs for new and existing buildings
Diagnose overheating or energy issues
Explore potential improvement options
Assess the energy performance of building portfolios.
Changes in building design, materials and occupation
affect the energy and thermalperformance of buildings
and building energy modeling enables a deeper
understanding of the likely effects of these changes.
Energy consumption and risk of overheating are particularly
pertinent issues. In new buildings, energy modeling should be carried
out at an early stage of the design process in order to inform further development of the design and construction. In existing buildings, modeling can help to evaluate and prioritize the options for reducing carbon emissions.
America's 120 million buildings consume a prodigious amount of energy -- 42 percent of the nation's primary energy, 72 percent of its electricity, and 34 percent of its directly used natural gas. They use more energy than any country except China and the United States as a whole.