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Energy Modelling & Building Simulation


BUILDING PERFORMANCE IS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF OUR PRACTICE. POWERFUL ANALYTICAL TOOLS CAN BE USED TO DEMONSTRATE ENERGY CODE COMPLIANCE AND PROVIDE GUIDANCE ON BUILDING DESIGN DECISIONS.

Whether the design team is assessing site-wide parameters or individual building components, energy modelling provides an iterative, parametric analysis which delivers optimal solutions in building design to help minimize energy end-use. Building energy simulation provides the greatest value if commenced during the design process, providing timely guidance and performance information for the various design options under consideration.

We collaborate with architects, mechanical and electrical designers and owners to evaluate various design choices. Entuitive can provide separate building enclosure consultancy services, or take on the role of the prime energy modeller for code compliance, LEED or assistance in the application for Energy Incentive Programs.

Entuitive’s Energy Modelling Services Include:

Early Conceptual or Design stage Modelling:

  • Building orientation and shading analysis, passive strategies
  • Envelope assembly analysis
  • Evaluate fenestration products, geometry, and arrangements
  • Assess the relative energy efficiency and/or potential cost savings and payback of a number of possible energy efficient design measures using parametric runs

Preliminary Code compliance analysis:

  • Assembly effective R and U-value analysis
  • Code Compliance verification

Ontario Building Code SB-10 Compliance Modelling for Building Permit Application:

  • Architectural Drawing Design Reviews
  • Whole Building Modeling of Proposed and Baseline Buildings to demonstrate Energy Code compliance (MNECB, ASHRAE 90.1, NECB)

Energy Models for LEED NC Projects:

  • Energy and Atmosphere Credit 3 (EAc3.0)

Energy Incentive Application Assistance:

  • SaveOnEnergy – High Performance for New Construction: Custom Incentive Applications (HPNC) for new construction, major renovations, and deep energy retrofits

Contact:

David-Thompson-Bio

David Thompson
david.thompson@entuitive.com

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Mike Lembke
mike.lembke@entuitive.com