As technology improves, Building Energy Modeling Simulation (BEMS) is becoming an ever more effective tool to make well-informed design choices.
This is the very first blog in our series of posts that explore the advantages that come from BEMS in balancing the comfort of occupants and design features while ensuring energy efficiency. Continue reading to know building energy simulation (In Spanish “simulacin de energa del edificio”).
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While it’s always good to evaluate outcomes, what if there was a way to look into the future and avoid hindsight regret?
The importance of modeling simulation:
Let's dispel the myth that Energy models aren't just used by engineers to look at the energy consumption of a building and to prove conformance to code.
Before the advent of the US Green Building Council that might have been the case since modeling techniques were typically employed by engineers working in mechanical fields to analyze different building performance factors and the building's cooling and heating loads.
But, today, tools for building energy modeling are extensively used by architects, too. Instead of focusing on HVAC system choices, design professionals can make use of the tool to achieve the ideal balance between competing elements like accessibility to daylight and air conditioning use and consider a range of options for the engineering system.
In reality, in the case at GS&P our teams of architects and engineers collaborate to input actual or assumed design decisions, so you know how your choices impact the overall building's performance as well as the bottom line of your client.