Planning reliability through thermal simulations
Up-to-date buildings have installed technical building equipment that interact in a complex way with the environment, e. g. heating, cooling, ventilation, sun protection, occupants, solar radiation, thermal mass, orientation and fraction of transparent facade.
This interaction we do analyze with software for thermal simulation, which covers the hourly simulation of an entire year with consideration of typical weather data already in the planning phase.
The analysis allows you in an economical way to achieve:
- planning reliability in terms of thermal comfort for the occupants,
- planning reliability in terms of designing the technical equipment,
- decision guidance in case of concept variations,
- improvement of energy performance according the building concept and control strategies.
In LEED®-certification projects we carry out the required simulations according to ASHRAE 90.1 2007 Appendix G for the EA Credit 1: “Optimize Energy Performance”.