Building Energy Modelling is becoming essential for complying with the Building regulations and to generate Energy performance Certificates for non domestic buildings. With stringent energy performance legislation in place, it is very important to understand the buildings behaviour. Any change in the design or occupation of the building will affect the energy performance of the building. Energy modelling enables to understand the effects of these changes on the energy consumption patterns. Overheating is also one of the most relevant issues in this context.
Energy modelling in new building construction is most fruitful if carried out at the stage when design and construction are still being planned. This will decide the course of development as per the optimum energy performance.
In already existing buildings energy modelling can help study and prioritise options for bringing down the carbon emissions in the most cost efficient manner.
An effective energy modelling can help assess the external environment impact on a building and improve the quality of internal environment. Precise component sizing can be predicted in relation to energy use, carbon dioxide emissions and operating costs of the buildings.
Building energy modelling can be clubbed with the following services to optimise buildings energy performance.
- Energy Performance Certificate Analysis
- Overheating analysis
- Evaluation of peak heating and cooling loads
- Evaluation of unreasonable energy use and the corrective action options
- Computational Fluid Dynamic Analysis
- Lighting and daylight analysis