Building simulation

Building simulation

The comfort and the indoor climate of a building are crucial for its success. This applies for all buildings, from a single-family dwelling in passive construction method up to the big event hall. On the basis of your design, we can clear up, for example, already before start of construction work whether there will be a draft in the atrium of your planned office building. Thus, you can readjust on time.

On the basis of the architect design, we will create a three-dimensional building physics building model on the computer. In this model, we can see how the whole building, however, also individual subareas, will react under certain weather effects.

With the help of the software TAS (Thermal Analysis Software), we can look at different planning variations in view of ventilation, lighting and energy consumption, and in this manner identify the individually best solution for your construction project.

In the building simulation, the interplay of space, facade and technology is optimised. Heat gains and heat losses can be accounted for very accurately for the entire year. On this basis, we will recommend to you the right glazing, optimum solar protection and matching ventilation, heating and cooling concept. In the building simulation, we can determine the optimum regulation and control of heating and cooling and utilise the potentials of the natural ventilation in the best way possible. Because our building models will be developed three dimensional, we can very early on determine the need for solar protection measures individually for each room. We can also already identify areas that are prone to cold radiation or drafts in the winter during the early planning stages and initiate timely countermeasures. With our support, your building will become a very comfortable house.

Results of our building simulation

  • Development of an energy concept
  • Determination of the energy requirements
  • Minimisation of the operating costs
  • Minimisation of the primary energy demand
  • Indoor climate analyses
  • Summer heat insulation
  • Analysis of technical and building physics variations
  • Optimisation of the thermal comfort

References (selection)

  • Peek & Cloppenburg, Köln (Architects: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Paris)
  • Arnulfpark, München (Architects: Engel und KSP Zimmermann, München)
  • Atrium Petrom, Bukarest (Architects: Anin Jeromin Fitilidis, Düsseldorf)
  • Leica AG, Solms (Architects: Gruber + Kleine-Kraneburg, Frankfurt am Main)