The modeling software we use is indispensable to our process. Because we model the terrain, walls, roofs and everything else in the project, you can truly get a sense for what the building will look and feel like.
The software allows you to walk through the spaces in order to see the building before it is framed up on site. In addition we can accurately add texture and material to the model, providing you with the best information to make decisions.
We can also model the performance of the assemblies to be used in the building. We use the energy model to calculate R-value, U-value and other complicated and interwoven factors that impact heat loss in a building.
From there, we optimize the assemblies to reduce energy demand as much as possible. For example, perhaps we would increase the amount of insulation in the wall, roof or under the slab in order to reduce heat loss. At the end of the process, we see real numbers that equate to building performance. This equates to enormous value for you, the owner/developer of the building.