Building Physics and Thermal Modelling
Thermal Comfort Analysis
Thermal comfort can be analysed following the different industry approaches and standards (e.g. CIBSE Guide A, CIBSE TM 52, BB 101, HTM03-01)
Depending on the client’s specific needs we will look into a suite of parameters to ensure building design provides a comfortable environment for occupants. This exercise would include analysing factors such as operative temperature, adaptive comfort, predicted mean Vote (PMV), Percentage of People Dissatisfied (PPD), etc.
TB+A can also analyse comfort issues in running buildings and suggest remediation measures.
Natural Ventilation Strategies
Using Dynamic Simulation and CFD tools we test and evaluate the effectiveness of natural ventilation measures, including nigh time purging strategies. We assess natural ventilating in terms of its capacity to provide comfortable conditions and the necessary fresh air rates, reduce peak cooling loads and reduce cooling related energy consumption and carbon emissions.
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) is used for detailed analysis of temperatures and airflow velocities. This is typically undertaken for spaces that require close control such as data centres, laboratories and trading floors. However, it can be used in any project where design teams want to gain a better understanding of how a building or a particular system performs.
CFD tools can be also used to analyse external wind conditions and pedestrian comfort.