Energy Modeling

What Is Energy Modeling?

Energy Modeling uses computer-based software to simulate the energy usage of a facility (whether an existing building or one being designed), and compares it to a baseline building defined by ASHRAE. The building simulation includes the building location, local climate data, building orientation, and occupancy and operational schedules to reflect actual conditions as closely as possible.

Energy Ace has performed Energy Models on over 60 projects. More than half of these have achieved at least 20% energy savings.

Benefits Of Energy Modeling

  • Greatly simplify the design process and assist architects in viewing the life-cycle impacts of design changes while comparing various design schemes. This provides valuable data to reach energy saving goals for the building before construction even begins.
  • Gain a better understanding of a building's energy performance to gauge which design or retrofit solutions are cost effective and also provide the best energy conservation options for the facility.
  • Predict energy costs in advance in order to implement strategies for energy savings costs such as reducing daylighting and occupancy controls or increasing levels of insulation.
  • Provides energy savings quantification allowing for multiple design changes that exceed minimum energy codes resulting in optimization of your building.