EMA fully embraces the industry progression to Energy Modeling as a critical element of an integrative design process. With EMA energy modeling, our team can evaluate energy efficiency measures and provide the best solution based on those results. We utilize leading edge software to simulate the energy usage of a facility and compare it to baseline building as defined by ASHRAE.
The building simulation includes the building location, local climate data, building orientation, HVAC, lighting systems, occupancy, and operational schedules to reflect actual conditions as closely as possible. Energy modeling verifies code compliance and examines what-if design choices, better enabling you to reach your project’s energy performance goals. Specialized spaces can be analyzed with advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to assess chemical and smoke dispersion or other critical design conditions where applicable.
EMA works to inform - Energy modeling is best utilized from the start of the design process. This allows the design team to make informed data-based decisions. EMA can develop a project-specific energy modeling program to help guide the integrative design process.
EMA goes the extra step - We can work with building owners to calibrate an energy model after a year or more of occupancy. By incorporating actual operational and maintenance procedures, an energy model can uncover new ways to save energy.