Energy systems in the built environment are inherently dynamic and influenced by multiple parameters. These dynamics are modelled in detail and coupled to our multi-parameter optimisation to support design and evaluation.
Another pair of eyes, another view. It often helps in forming or advancing an idea, product or concept. When you do not know where to start with you energy related product, service, concept or are still in the stage of making a high-level evaluation of the energy concept of your site, you need an external sounding board. This is where we come in: we look at what you have, take you along in explaining what the different options are and what they imply. We will brainstorm and discuss with you to help you to evaluate your original idea, turn it upside down and identify weaknesses and their potential solutions. We’ve been asked to advice on design and left with an altered prototype, we’ve been asked to make calculations and closed the meeting with a technical sheet of a product that resolves the problem.
Modelling and optimisation
Energy systems in the built environment are by nature dynamic. Therefore, we use dynamic simulations for modelling energy systems, buildings, sites and districts. A number of standard consumption profiles can be used from our library to fill in data gaps in case you do not have measured profiles of all relevant use. Based on energy prices, CAPEX and OPEX, subsidies and taxes, the dynamic simulation will assess the selected case. This could be the impact of a maximum amount of renewables to the case at hand, or the impact of shade or a different PV panel. Often the question is not for the outcome of a specific case, the question is to find the optimum installation or building envelope characteristics. Therefore, we coupled our dynamic simulation environment with an optimisation layer. Algorithms suited for optimising non-linear multi-parameter optimisation problems are then used to find your optimal case, whether it is maximum self consumption, minimum CO2 or best return on investment.
Challenges in the field of energy and energy in buildings, are our cup of tea. You challenge us, we’ll do the same with you!