Our highly skilled engineers know exactly how much energy a building will use – and how to minimise energy consumption – even when the plans are still on the drawing board.
Using the latest state-of-the-art software, we can produce a virtual dynamic thermal model of any building, however large or complex, and accurately predict energy consumption, carbon emissions, operating costs and the even comfort of the potential occupants to help create the optimal conditions.
From the 3D model, we can calculate sunlight penetration and where to shade diffuse sunshine. We can also simulate natural ventilation, compare the energy efficiency of different construction and glazing materials and examine the relative benefits of heating and cooling technologies to give a complete picture of what the building will be like.
By adding weather data into the simulation, we are able to see the impact of changing temperatures, wind speed, air flow and humidity on the building’s energy performance, for every hour of every day. This enables us to test the full limits of designs before any construction work starts.
Interpreting the combined data from the model, our engineers are able to explore the most viable sustainable strategies and translate them into working solutions for the buildings of the future.