Schematic Design Stage Energy Model

Schematic Design Stage Energy Model service includes custom computer generated energy modelling with DesignPH software.  Once the software renders a 3D model of the house / building, the simulated energy consumption data is shown and discussed with the client with recommended energy conservation measures (ECM) if not meeting the requirements for Passive House Certification.  ECM’s may include but not limited to the following:

  • adjustments to thermal insulation levels at walls, roofs, floors, doors and windows,
  • adding, deleting, moving or reshaping windows to decrease energy consumption,
  • improving building form (compactness),
  • running several iterations of the energy model to evaluate and optimize the design.

This energy model is the best opportunity to optimize the architectural design to make informed decisions.  Objective is to determine if still on path to meet the project goal.

Service includes the following:

  • Video conference meeting with the Homeowner, Architect and/or Builder to discuss findings.
  • Ask questions, discuss recommended ECM’s that will make the home / building more comfortable and energy efficient,
  • Determine if pursuing Passive House Certification is feasible.

Further energy modelling with the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is required if pursuing Passive House Certification.  This is an additional service in the Design Development phase.

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Discomfort is felt when your body radiates heat to colder surfaces around you. This does not happen in a Passive House. Super-insulated building enclosure including high performance windows ensures comfortable interior conditions with no cold surfaces on the walls, floor, or roof. No temperature swings or drafts. The constant interior temperatures provide a new level of comfort – once you experience it you won’t go back.
Heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system delivering constant fresh filtrated air resulting in better indoor air quality, free of mold and lower levels of carbon dioxide, creating a healthy space to live.
Super-insulated and airtight building enclosure eliminates nearly all street noise when all windows and doors are closed. So you can get back to Netflix in peace and quiet.
Super-insulated and airtight building enclosure that’s thermal bridge free with controlled ventilation prevents condensation from forming on interior surfaces. A structure free of condensation damage will ensure an extraordinary service life.
Passive House buildings consume 75% to 90% less heating energy than conventional homes. Save money on your monthly expenses by reducing your energy consumption.
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