Our Building Energy Optimization Tool

Our proprietary technology allows architects, engineers and developers to instantly see the impact of design decision on the building’s energy use – developed and customized for each individual project.

 

Whole Building Energy Simulations

We performed whole building energy simulations from early concept through design, resulting in the project exceeding energy performance targets and achieving LEED Gold certification. (90 Elgin – Ottawa, ON)

 

Thermal and Structural Analysis

Detailed thermal modeling of envelope components generates accurate U-values so energy modelers can deliver real-world results. Our analysis for manufacturers helps them optimize their cladding attachment systems for both structural and thermal performance.

 

Heat-Air-Moisture (HAM) Analysis

Using advanced software such as WUFI, we can perform HAM analysis to evaluate the long-term effects of building envelope assemblies getting wet and drying out (1D and 2D).

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Building Performance Modeling & Analysis

Building Performance Modeling & Analysis

Complex buildings need design strategies based on reliable analysis and innovative ideas. Our dedicated team of building science specialists includes mechanical engineers, building envelope professionals, daylighting specialists as well as computational fluid dynamic and energy modelers.

Using cutting edge tools, we analyze how all building systems function together to achieve greater energy efficiency, improved durability and optimized performance. This integrated approach allows us to find what truly makes a difference for our clients.

Our Process

Whether we are analyzing one assembly or the whole building, we look to understand how changing one variable affects many systems. Working with manufacturers, we are helping them design the next evolution in product performance, correlating our results with real world testing.

First of its kind, our Morrison Hershfield-designed whole building performance mapping tool harnesses the power of thousands of iterations of the energy model. This is one of the many tools we use to help architects, design teams and owners instantly see the effects of changes to the building systems.

Our Expertise

  • 3D thermal & structural analysis
  • Air flow dynamics
  • Daylighting design
  • Whole building energy modeling
  • Heat, air, and moisture analysis
  • Monitoring and testing

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Read the Latest From Our Blog on Building Performance Modeling & Analysis

Energy Retrofits: Upgrade Existing Buildings to Compete with New Construction

Posted on Tuesday May 16, 2017

With increasingly stringent codes and standards, new construction projects are progressively becoming more energy efficient. In order to remain competitive with new facilities, existing buildings are faced with the challenge of balancing retrofit design goals,.. Read More »

Start Early: Using Energy Modeling to Maximize Cost and Time Savings for Your Building

Posted on Friday March 10, 2017

Energy modeling maps a building’s end-use energy consumption based on key building systems to best inform building owners and design teams how to save money and time while still meeting project energy and sustainability goals... Read More »

Video: Building Energy Optimization Tool

Posted on Monday March 21, 2016

Morrison Hershfield has developed an energy optimization tool (demonstrated below) to empower you and your project team in meeting your energy targets while enabling your design vision. .. Read More »