We provide a wide range of Thermal Modelling and Sustainability advice services for Direct Clients, Main Contractors and MEP Sub-Contractors.

We operate the IES Virtual Environment Building Simulation software which enables highly detailed 3D models of a proposed building to be built and then subjected to a simulation of the environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, wind and sun) it may encounter throughout a year. All technical modelling and reporting is produced by Chartered Engineers with CIBSE Low Carbon Energy Assessor certification.

The results of thermal modelling can be utilised for:

• Part L Reports and EPCs

We can assess the compliance of a building and its installed services with Building Regulations Part L. Following on from we can produce the BRUKL document for Building Control approval and the Energy Performance certificate on completion.

• Comfort Assessments

The relative comfort conditions of different design solution can be assessed against TM52 and TM59 for overheating in naturally ventilated businesses and dwellings, and PPD and PMV analysis for BREEAM Hea 04 compliance.

• Daylighting and Artificial Lighting

The 3D model incorporates the facility for the production of fully rendered internal and external views of the building to assess the effects of daylight and artificial lighting. This is supplemented by detailed lighting designs and simulations using the Relux Desktop Suite of programmes.

• MEP Solution Optimisation

A comparison of the relative energy consumption and comfort assessments from the model with an assessment of installation costs and buildability provides all the data required to optimise the building services solution chosen. This facility is particularly useful when considering natural ventilation or hybrid ventilation strategies.

• Energy/CO2 Conservation and Sustainability Advice

Conservation and Sustainability Advice services are undertaken by our CIBSE Registered Low Carbon Energy Assessors and Chartered Engineers. This advice covers the full range of applications from simple upgrading of building fabric elements to complex renewable energy sources. The Dynamic Simulation Modelling [DSM] software allows AVUS to advise actual energy saving for any proposed energy conservation measure.

Find out more about AVUS and how our M&E Design Consultancy can support your project.