Cities around the world are implementing zero-carbon targets with many looking at the 2040s. Clients also are turning their attention to buildings achieving net zero carbon status more than ever. Attaining these lower targets requires the feedback that can only be provided by building simulation and tracking energy and carbon performance across the entire building life cycle.
IES’ ApacheHVAC modelling and analysis allows a highly accurate virtual representation of buildings and their systems on a sub-hourly basis. Our high quality modelling improves design decisions, operational efficiency, HVAC system capacity and control. We work to map meters in the model so they align with your planned metering strategy. This approach ensures a direct comparison of modelled and metered data in real life so you can measure and achieve your goals at the outset.
IES Consulting are perfectly placed to take your model to the next level in HVAC performance. We can represent and then refine your design by reporting on plant sizing, load matching and overall energy/carbon performance. We can provide schematic and 3D visual representations of HVAC system’s performance which provides clear communication on the opportunities and risks associated with your building. Through this approach you can be confident in unlocking the true low energy potential of the systems you are planning.
Better feedback from your building with HVAC modelling
Loads sizing provides limited results and confusion on how to meet net-zero targets. Consider HVAC modelling for greater insights and accurate building predictions.
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The HVAC model should be considered from Concept through to the Use RIBA stages. Make crucial design decisions, identify and assess trade-offs, meet zero-carbon targets and close the performance gap.
If you are looking to develop your skills or your project incorporates challenging design features then enlist the help of IES Consulting. As the expert users in applying the Virtual Environment we are best placed to share our knowledge and expertise for the benefit of your project. We offer tailored project mentoring to guide you step by step towards achieving your needs, ensuring confidence in the accuracy and delivery of the project.
Through a combination of detailed HVAC modelling, using IESVE, and intelligent data collection and analysis, via iSCAN, IES have created a Digital Twin of a prominent Scottish building to help monitor and optimise energy performance, test proposed building technologies prior to install, support capital project planning and assess the environmental impact of the facility over time.
To minimise the risks of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV2, the general advice is to increase the air supply and exhaust ventilation - the aim being to supply as much outside air as is reasonably possible to dilute the pathogens that might be present. Spaces without an obvious ventilation strategy are likely to be discouraged from use unless they are transient spaces.
IES Consulting worked in collaboration with Mabbett & Associates to examine the performance gap and thermal comfort issues experienced in new healthcare buildings in Scotland and proposed a new approach to future NHS developments.
With the effects of climate change expected to increase the external air temperature, buildings will see a shift toward an increased cooling need. If we are going to reduce our carbon emissions whilst minimising running costs then the onus will be on designers to correctly ensure their plant design is optimised.