Pattern r+d offers integrated energy modeling.We use a unique parametric process allowing designers to alter their designs with multiple iterations to test for performance associated with each iteration.Unlike traditional mechanical engineers that come in towards later stages of a design process, Pattern r+d uses a rapid feedback methodology to give designers feedback regarding energy, daylight, glare, comfort and more when it would make the most difference. The upcoming energy codes require a much more integrated approach to architecture and building performance. Previously, code changes have been absorbed by the mechanical engineers. However, soon even code minimum will be difficult without energy modeling.
Early Stage Energy Modeling \ Design Phase – Pre design, Concept Design, Schematic Design
This is an example project that shows the flexibility the designer has towards testing various building massing models and have the changes in massing clearly reflect in the energy use of the building. Interestingly, the North-South facing building orientation is not the best case, sometimes the most intuitive answers are not correct, which is why we need simulation.
This study took 8 hours to complete
The design team presented 5 possible glass type options for each facade orientation. This generated a total of 25 total options to know that option 2 and 6 lead to a 22.3% energy savings as compared to ASHRAE 90.1 baseline. The decision involved 3 key factors – Energy Use, Cost of Glass and Interior daylight
This study took 20 hours to complete
These are only a few Typical services, but we understand that different projects need different metrics fordecision making. Contact us to discuss your specific project, so we can generate the most cost effective analysis for you.