Energy Modeling

With the move towards Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings and beyond, building energy modeling or performance modeling has become an inseparable part of the design and construction industry. Building simulation tools are already the normal for meeting Energy Regulations in many states and becoming more popular as codes and standards aim towards specific carbon emission targets.

The design of buildings and systems today often require the use of several different types of simulation tools and models, from thermal comfort models to daylighting, fa├žade design, compliance and performance. We pride our ability to help simplify this space and focus on being implementers of the right tool at the right time.

Today, there is a growing challenge in energy modeling to move beyond Comparative Energy Modeling to Performance Energy Modeling. While there are high powered software tools, the true performance gap is in knowing how buildings actually function and not just trusting the default assumptions in modeling.

Informed by both past projects, measured data and user experience, we blend a combination of simulated design capabilities with experience and innovative ideas to give a holistic service. Using simulated modeling, we go back to the basics, focusing on illustrative options, while always asking how a design might provide true value to the people experiencing the environment. We recognize the importance of not just running thousands of models and being first and foremost people and collaborators with our clients. Where we can, we share stories and lessons learned from our work in practicing what we preach and measuring what we build.

Energy Modeling Services

  • Net Zero Energy Modeling
  • Building Systems Optimization
  • Thermal Comfort Analysis
  • LEED & ZNE Certification
  • Energy Master Planning
  • Code Compliance
  • Utility Incentives
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