Verification of a Structural Design
The selection of a particular installation concept, has consequences for the other design concept. Requirements out of the architectural design have in their turn a large influence on a justified selection of installations.
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Is sufficient daylight at hand? Have the required insulation values been attained? Many aspects eventually determine the amount of installations that are necessary for obtaining a comfortable living and working environment. With a climate calculation, the building can be varified for standard exceeding factors. When the implementation of a lot of glass elements will cause an exceeding of the acceptable indoor temperature during a hot summer day, this can be solved by an inside or outside shading, or by applying cooling devices in the installations.
Integration of the climate concept
Performing a climate calculation forms the proper basis for system integration. An EPG (Energy Performance ) certified Calculation links the differences in indoor and outdoor climate , characteristics of the Architectural Peel and Applied Systems. Cause and Effect between these elements are immediately visualised. From this calculation an EPC
(Energy Performance Coefficient) value is obtained, showing the energy balance of the building. A lower EPC – stands for less energy use. An EPC value of 0 means that a building is energy neutral. Certain components of this calculation, such as heat loss and cooling load can also be separately performed. Daylighting relates to the energy performance, but is also a substantial part on itself. Daylight reference keeps our biological clock within normal boundaries. More daylight, or the extent to how this is approximated, will generally result in a more pleasant perception of the indoor environment. A lighting calculation provides insight how the design values relate to the desired values. This calculation can also be used to show the effects of different types of artificial light. With various fittings similar results may be obtained on paper, whereas the distribution may be significantly different . A strip of fluorescent luminaires may for instance give a more even light level, while down lighters rather create loose light tbeams. The 3D – model which is used in this calculation, can visualize this.
Heat loss per building part l
Project: Embassy Marokko
Project: Koppert Biological Systems
Distribution of light intensity
Project: Cobbenhagen MAVO (school)Tilburg
For a climate calculation we use the BLR 9500-6 standard, as described in