Climate change and uprising population have called for the development of high performing buildings that provide occupant’s thermal comfort and therefore, ensure reduction of energy consumption.

To be able to design an energy efficient building it is necessary to understand the climate potentials and the passive-adaptive strategies that can be applied to it. Future predicted climate scenarios are taken into consideration to make sure that the building will adapt efficiently to the upcoming conditions.


Design matrix for a residential unit in Mexico City.

The aim of the thermal assessment is to provide key design recommendations that help to generate energy efficient buildings and report environmental risks as thermal discomfort, overheating and poor ventilation, among others. The analysis can be performed during design stages or after occupancy interventions. Site’s weather data, materials thermal capacity, interior and exterior gains and the designed morphology are taken into consideration to generate the metric models.

Our thermal simulations provide the features below:

  • Evaluating the energy consumption and providing passive design strategies including solar shading, thermal mass and natural ventilation to be able to reduce energy consumption.
  • Defining the reason for overheating and the impact on occupant’s thermal comfort.
  • Developing ventilation strategies including natural, mechanical and hybrid solutions.
  • Analysing the need for mechanical heating and providing passive heating solutions.
  • Determining the impact of the occupants’ time schedules and usage of the equipment and lights.
  • Assessing the renewable energy potential to benefit from natural resources.