Energy Design

Energy Design

Energy Design – smart concepts, simply clever

When it comes to sustainability in the building sector, non-experts quickly find themselves asking a number of questions. How do we achieve a pleasant indoor climate in our building? Does the investment in a heat recovery system ever pay off? What type of facade is best suited to our area?

Drees & Sommer engineering experts provide the answers to all these questions. Every day, our energy designers assist the architect with the development of the design concept, meet the challenge of combining maximum comfort and minimum energy consumption, while at the same time ensuring the profitability of the project.

Based on the premise of efficiency through intelligence’, we work with sound, holistic assessments of various facade systems, heating and cooling solutions, and approaches to ventilation.
We always keep local conditions in mind with regard to maintenance, material availability and climate, regardless of whether these involve sandstorms in Beijing or extreme humidity in Shenzhen. Modern simulation methods are the key to our success:

– Flow simulations for atriums and natural ventilation
– Solar radiation simulation on building surfaces and facades
– Thermal simulation to assess comfort levels and energy consumption analysis
– Daylight simulation
– Wind simulations

The simulations provide deep insights into the future behavior of a building. The resulting data establishes a sound basis for making the right decision. They also help with the successful application of low-tech passive solutions in keeping with the motto ‘less is more’.

Specifically, we support principals and architects with a range of concepts, for example for sustainability, indoor climate, daylight optimization, and energy supply. Here, our customers benefit from in-depth studies for complex situations such as atriums or double-skin facade solutions.

We offer the individual services bundled as holistic, integrated system planning, which is ideally undertaken before actual planning commences. This provides the planner with a technical guideline and answers critical questions before they are asked, thus ensuring that the project is based on a well thought-out concept from the outset.