Thermal Modelling
Sustainable. Cost effective.

What is it and do I need it for my project?

Dynamic thermal modelling software is a vital resource to help accurately predict CO2 emissions, energy consumption, internal conditions and operating costs.

The software aids in predicting the way a building responds to ever changing external environmental factors as we head towards a net zero carbon society. RHB use the government accredited, fully CIBSE AM11 complaint software EDSL TAS. A complex 3D model of the building is constructed to enable a variety of dynamic thermal simulations to take place.

Some of the practises include:

  • Building Regulations Part L (BRUKL) Report
  • CIBSE TM52 Thermal Comfort Analysis Report
  • CIBSE TM59 Domestic Overheating Report
  • BB101 Ventilation, Thermal Comfort, and Indoor Air Quality Report
  • Energy Performance Certificates
  • Mechanical and Natural Ventilation Strategies
  • Attaining BREEAM Credit Approval
  • Daylight Calculations
  • Façade Design and Solar Control

Our assessors are all CIBSE certified Low Carbon Energy Assessors (LCEA) and have years of in-depth knowledge providing guidance on Energy Consumption and Overheating analysis.

Benefits of Thermal Modelling

Predicting Temperature Profiles

A dynamic 3D thermal model can help predict the likelihood of overheating during summer months. Each space can be analysed carefully to predict internal resultant temperatures throughout the year.

Analysing Building Performance

Dynamic simulations demonstrate the designed buildings predicted Energy Use/CO2 emission rate. Results can be fed back into a range of sustainability and planning reports as well as provide evidence for BREEAM credit approval.

Project Cost Reduction

Thermal modelling assists in making critical decisions throughout a project to help create a highly energy efficient building with low operational running costs.

Current Documentation

The importance of investigating internal temperatures has been accentuated following the release of Approved Document Part O in June 2022.