A high performance building doesn’t happen just by having better windows or a high-efficiency mechanical system. It comes from the intentional optimization of many interactive elements of the building.
The benefit of using a whole building energy simulation model is that it accounts for the interaction between all features in the building such as wall type and insulation, glazing, daylighting, lighting, natural ventilation, and mechanical systems.
The impact of each strategy can be quantified and this helps our clients avoid wasting money on the things that don’t matter. They are better informed on how to achieve their project’s energy performance goals.