The building is constructed within a computer programme so the energy performance can be modelled. This provides the facility for the following:

PRE-PLANNING

Preliminary building assessment and advice on the energy implications of the following:

  • Building orientation and implications on solar gain and heat loss
  • Glazing rations and implications on natural ventilation and day-lighting
  • Floor depths and implications on natural ventilation
  • Issue of preliminary Building Energy Rating (BER) Certificate
  • Assessment of possible renewable energy solutions & associated planning information

POST-PLANNING

Detailed building assessment to highlight the impact of material selection and construction details on energy consumption:

  • Predicted annual energy consumption
  • Assessment of material selections and product substitution and its associated impact on energy usage and compliance
  • Daylight analysis and its interface with lighting control systems to minimise the use of artificial light
  • Design of naturally ventilated buildings