Calculating the peak heating and cooling loads of a building is required when sizing the main heating and cooling plant. The peak heating and cooling load for each individual space is also needed to determine the size of radiator or cooling equipment that will be required to sufficiently service each area.
Calculating the peak heating and cooling loads by hand can be a long and tedious process, especially if you are working on a large, complex building. That’s why at Ecodraw we can use the same Dynamic Simulation Thermal Model we create to produce SBEM Reports, EPC’s and Daylight Calculations to also determine your peak heating and cooling loads.
Using the Dynamic Simulation Software we are able to quickly and easily adjust inputs such as construction U-Values, the buildings air permeability, internal gains or external temperatures to investigate a wide range of scenarios and produce the peak heating and cooling loads for each.
As well as calculating the peak heating and cooling loads, at Ecodraw we can also use the Dynamic Simulation Model of your Building to estimate the annual heating and cooling loads over a typical year or a hot year. This allows you to estimate how much your annual energy bills are likely to be and how much carbon dioxide you will emit.
We can also go into much further detail if required for the peak loads, looking at individual surfaces such as roofs, walls or windows to determine which constructions are losing the most heat, therefore giving you opportunity to fix any areas that may be under performing before the building process even begins on site.
If you would like us to take away the monotony of calculating your Peak heating and cooling loads please get in touch with us today.