Building & Energy Modelling
Our in-house Building & Energy Modelling team include professionally qualified building physics engineers, all of whom are experts in building physics across the whole spectrum of building types. Our team advises on all aspects of building and energy modelling, climate change, comfort, and wellbeing in addition to decarbonisation and building regulation compliance.
Our building and energy modelling services look at important aspects of the building’s design and utilise the latest analytical programmes using Level 5 software. We are licensed to use either of the two industry-leading Level 5 software programmes “IES” or “EDSL TAS” This allows us to undertakes dynamic assessments of various scenarios to provide detailed reports on all aspects of building physics and building regulation compliance.
This software is essential to ensure that our M&E Designs meet strict design criteria for buildings, such as TM52 / TM59 (Adaptive Thermal Comfort) compliance and CBDM compliance, together with the requirement to comply with Part L Building Regulations.
IES and EDSL-TAS are industry-leading building modelling and simulation tools capable of performing hourly dynamic thermal simulation for the world’s largest and most complex buildings. It can undertake energy modelling, carbon emission calculations, building fabric optimisation calculations, renewable energy calculations, running cost calculations, adaptive thermal comfort calculations, and much more.
We always aim to do better than simply achieve compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations by reducing the Building Emission Rate (BER) by as much as possible within the constraints of the budget. We achieve this by best practice design, by initially maximising passive design measures, by improving the building’s natural ventilation, increasing thermal mass and specifying the most energy-efficient engineering plant and systems together with affordable renewable energy technologies. By only using best practice design and without renewable energy technologies, we can reduce the operational carbon emissions of a building by up to 40%. By adding renewable energy technologies and off-setting, we can achieve net-zero operational carbon emissions.
Our Building & Energy Modelling services are comprehensive and include: