Integral building planning, dynamic building and system simulation, energy schemes, Computational Fluid Dynamics of indoor air flows and flows through buildings, photorealistic daylight simulations, Energy Performance Certificate for non-residential buildings
We offer you our know-how in the total design phase to ensure an integral planning process. Ideally, we accompany you through all planning steps, whereas it is our main focus to create first conceptual designs and drafts. In the following phases we check the correct implementation of the verified concept.
Subsector spanning collaboration of the architect and the design planners is the key to climate optimized buildings. Regrettably, integral planning turned into a catch phrase and many companies make it their motto, even though they do not practice integral planning in fact.
Sunblind and daylight: The glazing that, on the one hand, is to bring daylight inside and thus, saves lighting energy, on the other hand also represents a climate envelope. Still to this day, in winter, its thermal insulation is not as good as the one of the wall it is built in. In summer, the transparency often causes undesirably high solar heat gains. Thus, the energy input of light and heat balance have to be optimized throughout the whole year.
Thermal storage in construction elements and acoustics: If you want to utilize the thermal mass of a building, ceilings and walls should have direct contact to the air. This results in "sonically hard" surfaces with long reverberation times, that is bad acoustics. Type, size and arrangement of sound-absorbing surfaces have to be brought into agreement with the building physicist, energy planner and architect. There is also the fact that, to a great extent, you have to do without suspended ceilings whenever the thermal mass of the solid ceiling is required. Electrical designers and on-site engineers cannot lay their cables there anymore. Even the structural engineer is often concerned. Concrete core cooling or other thermo-active structural elements require his statics know-how. The same applies to all penetrations, superstructures of building elements, loads etc.