Analyze and improve performance of your designs.

You have created a design and want to know how it performs in terms of costs, profits, comfort and sustainability? Use this service and take design decisions with confidence.

Play it safe. With Metabuild’s analysis services.

What are the construction costs? Will the apartments on the first floor get sufficient sunlight? How sustainable will the project be? – Metabuild clarifies these and more questions for your new construction or renovation project.

Metabuild’s services make it easy to use dynamic, full-year simulations and data-driven performance analytics.

  • Cost analysis

    You supply us:

    • Floor plans/massing model incl. design details (heating, building envelope, etc.)
    • Location
    • Type of use
    • Optional: assumptions (e.g. occupancy plans)

    What you get:

    Easy-to-understand PDF report with evaluations of the following parameters.

    • Construction costs (Cost groups 300 and 400 according to DIN 276:2018-12)
    • Operating costs (including energy and maintenance costs) according to DIN 18960
    • Life cycle costs (including maintenance, replacement costs, inflation, energy price increases, etc.) in accordance with DGNB and DIN 18960.

    Scope of building simulations performed:

    • Energy simulations based on detailed building physics simulation algorithms for heat transfer, radiation, convection, air and moisture transport, light distribution, and water flows.
    • Detailed profiles for occupancy and lighting for different building uses
    • Time resolution of the energy simulations: 365 days a year, 10-minute time steps
    • Site-specific hourly weather data (including outdoor air temperature, outdoor humidity, barometric pressure, cloudiness, wind direction and speed, precipitation, shortwave radiation, atmospheric and terrestrial long-wave counter radiation, etc.)
    • Deep integration of the powerful simulation engine EnergyPlus

    Use this service in the following phases:

    • Feasibility studies
    • Concept design
    • Preliminary design
  • Comfort analysis

    You supply us:

    • Floor plans/massing model incl. planning details (heating, building envelope, etc.)
    • Location
    • Type of use
    • Optional: assumptions (e.g. occupancy plans)

    The result:

    Easy-to-understand PDF report with evaluations of the following parameters.

    • Daylighting comfort according to LEED V4 and WELL standard (including daylighting maps and detailed evaluations e.g. daylighting autonomy, glare risk, etc.)
    • Air quality according to WELL, LEED IEQ Credit 3.2 and BNB BN 3.1.3 (including detailed parameters, e.g. CO2 concentrations, relative humidity, etc.)
    • Thermal comfort according to ASHRAE 55:2010, DIN 15251 and EN ISO 7730 (incl. detailed parameters, e.g. hours of discomfort, draught risk, thermal asymmetries, etc.)

    Scope of the building simulations performed

    • Energy simulations based on detailed building physics simulation algorithms for heat transfer, radiation, convection, air and moisture transport, light distribution, and water flows
    • Detailed profiles for occupancy and lighting for different building uses
    • Time resolution of comfort simulations: 365 days a year, 60-minute time steps
    • Daylight comfort simulations according to WELL and LEED standards based on Radiance (ray tracing engine).
    • Site-specific hourly weather data (including outdoor air temperature, outdoor humidity, barometric pressure, cloudiness, wind direction and speed, precipitation, shortwave radiation, atmospheric and terrestrial long-wave counter radiation, etc.)
    • Deep integration of the powerful simulation engine EnergyPlus

    Use this service in the following phases:

    • Feasibility studies
    • Concept design
    • Preliminary design
  • Sustainability analysis

    You supply us:

    • Floor plans/massing model and planning details (heating, building envelope, etc.)
    • Location
    • Type of use
    • Optional: Assumptions (e.g. occupancy schedules)

    What you get:

    Easy-to-understand PDF report with evaluations of the following parameters.

    • Heating energy consumption
    • Cooling energy consumption
    • Electricity consumption
    • Primary energy consumption
    • Total energy consumption
    • CO2 emissions
    • Embodied CO2
    • Specific transmission heat loss
    • Average U-value of opaque and transparent building components
    • Drinking water consumption

    Scope of the building simulations performed

    • Energy simulations based on detailed building physics simulation algorithms for heat transfer, radiation, convection, air and moisture transport, light distribution, and water flows
    • Detailed profiles for occupancy and lighting for different building uses
    • Time resolution of energy simulations: 365 days per year, 10-minute time steps
    • Site-specific hourly weather data (including outdoor air temperature, outdoor humidity, barometric pressure, cloudiness, wind direction and speed, precipitation, shortwave radiation, atmospheric and terrestrial long-wave counter radiation, etc.)
    • Deep integration of the powerful simulation engine EnergyPlus

    Use this service in the following phases:

    • Feasibility studies
    • Concept design
    • Preliminary design

     

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