Energy Modeling

With projects moving toward Net Zero Buildings and beyond, building energy modeling or building simulation has become an inseparable part of the design and to meet code and standards for compliance.

The growing challenge in energy modeling is to move beyond Comparative Energy Modeling to Performance Energy Modeling. While there are high powered software tools with built-in default assumptions, a performance gap in energy modeling can occur between assumptions and the experience in knowing how buildings truly function.

Our Building Energy Modelling team has extensive experience in operating a variety of energy modelling tools, and is able to adept at providing the optimum solutions – matching particular tasks to the most appropriate tool.

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Step 1

Perform whole building energy modeling and analysis at a variety of stages of project design and development.

Step 2

Develop building geometry from plans which may be provided in a variety of formats.

Step 3

Model all types of HVAC systems within the software.

Step 4

Use eQuest, Energy Plus, IES VE and other simulation software, as well as 2D and 3D drawing programs, support software, and spreadsheets. These could include Autocad, Revit, Sketchup, Open Studio, and Rhino.

Step 5

Develop spreadsheet documentation that supports the modeling process.

Step 6

Analyze the model outputs.

Step 7

Provide feedback to project teams on cost effective ways of improving building performance and sustainability.

Step 8

Develop and write studies that detail building components, describe energy efficiency alternatives to improve design and control, and outline modeling assumptions, for new and existing facilities.