You can evaluate the potential energy savings of a building using energy modeling at any point during the design phase. But that doesn't mean you cannot model energy situation of an existing building! We think the best time to go for energy modeling is during the initial stages of design when you can implement the changes without additional costs or issues to enjoy maximum energy efficiency.
We can perform energy modeling as soon as preliminary plans of your building are made. That means you can approach us as soon as the basic floor plans, dimensions, elevations and doors and windows are designed. Energy modeling during the early phases of design allows us to explore a range of design considerations and alternative approaches that otherwise might have been overlooked.
We can evaluate various aspects like building orientation, size of the building, building envelope, shading, window-to-wall ratio and more and incorporate the features in your design for maximum efficiency. Our team can also integrate HVAC strategies to achieve your project energy goals. We take this early approach to reduce the cost and redesign time that could otherwise occur if energy modeling is done at a later stage.
Energy modeling for existing buildings is done to determine their energy usage and find alternative ways or methods to reduce consumption or make it more energy efficient. That means if we need to change something, you may have to carry out additional construction, installations or demolition. We will certainly be able to create savings and energy efficiency, but that may need additional work, effort, time and money.
For this reason, the best time to go for energy modeling is early in the design phase, when the changes can be implemented without any hassle. You can consult with our team to know whether your project will benefit from energy modeling if it has already been built.
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