The buildings are systems that involve diverse dynamic processes of temperatures that affect the performance in the energy of the same ones. For example, the thermal response of the enclosure (elements separating the interior of the building from the outside, such as the roof, windows, doors or floor, etc.), variation of environmental conditions or system performance Of air conditioning to the changes of the thermal load due to occupation and illumination, etc. The energy modeling of buildings uses numerical methods to solve the equations that describe the interaction of such thermal processes, with the aim of predicting the dynamic performance and final use of energy of buildings.
The main purpose of the energy modeling service is to support decision making in the design process and to achieve specific energy saving goals for each project, providing valuable information on the holistic behavior of buildings’ properties and systems. Among its development, we seek to obtain the greatest benefit at the lowest cost of technologies and strategies for energy efficiency.
The service is tailored to the specific needs and phases of each project. In the early phases of the design, passive strategies that impact the architectural design of buildings can be examined according to the project’s location and climate type, such as orientation, sunning, thermal insulation of building systems, window options , aspect ratio between window and wall, natural ventilation, etc.
Also, in advanced stages of the projects where it is sought to reduce the thermal loads that impact the dimensioning, selection and energy consumption of the HVAC equipment. In general, the service offers guides to improve the energy performance of buildings and their systems.
The energy modeling service fits perfectly into buildings that are in the process of achieving environmental certifications such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Particularly in the prerequisite and credit corresponding to the minimum and the optimization of the energy performance. In this service, energy modeling predicts the energy consumption of the building and compares savings with a standard building base to demonstrate the level of project compliance with LEED requirements.
With the energy modeling service:
- Compliance with LEED requirements
- Support to the building design
- Envelope and construction systems
- Natural Ventilation
- HVAC Systems
- Renewable energy
- Evaluation of hydrothermal comfort conditions