Building Energy

Engineering 350 provides building performance modeling using the most advanced software package available. Results yield accurate predictions of building energy use intensity and are used for life cycle costing of building systems, appropriate design considerations for net zero energy buildings, as well as benchmark standards for rating systems such as LEED®. Using this energy data, Engineering 350 provides carbon emissions predictions for the buildings being modeled. The use of advanced building performance modeling also serves as a great aid in determining optimal thermal comfort within a building as well as increased indoor air quality. Daylighting and radiance models are often incorporated into the energy models created to analyze solar gains and optimize shading strategies.

In addition to energy modeling capabilities, Engineering 350 can also provide natural ventilation studies as well as in-depth CFD simulations. Results of such simulations can provide an accurate and detailed depiction of the natural ventilation effectiveness within a building or residence, and highlight areas that require improvement of ventilation effectiveness.

Engineering 350 can also provide investment grade energy audit services for existing commercial and residential buildings. After an initial documentation review of the systems, measurement and modeling work is performed to analyze the building’s energy use patterns and energy savings potential. Engineering 350 will then recommend energy saving strategies based on the capital availability and Return on Investment analysis. Engineering 350 can assist the client in qualifying for any appropriate state or federal rebates related to the energy savings measures being carried out.