Firms offering architectural BIM services constantly strive hard to produce buildings that set high standards in terms of energy efficiency and performance. Developing energy analytical models in simulation goes a long way in helping architectural BIM services providers achieve this objective. It becomes possible to evaluate the future performance of a building when these energy models are developed during the initial design phase itself. One can alter the design and composition of the structure suitably on the basis of the findings to get a better end result.
Architectural BIM services must understand the process for simulating an energy analytical model well to achieve the desired results. Some important aspects of the process are discussed below.
Building elements being used
The building elements and other related design and structural information should be considered extensively for efficiently developing an accurate energy model for the building.
Other related information
The modeling team should add other related information to make the energy analytical model comprehensive and complete in every sense. Varied information like the climate and surroundings, materials to be used, topography of the site, and so on should be added to the model to make it more detailed and effective.
Important building constituents
An energy analytical model should be made complete by including critical information regarding important parts of the building. This information would include parts like the roof, walls, foundations and floors etc.
Working of BIM software
It’s impossible to develop an effective energy analytical model without being well acquainted with the provisions of the BIM software being employed. One should, for example, be aware how to select various icons in different menus to accomplish other required tasks to get a good end result.
Producing comprehensive, accurate energy models to help architects design energy efficient buildings is the responsibility of Architectural BIM Services providers. Accurate, detailed energy models allow the designers to realize shortcomings in their designs very early and make necessary adjustments to improve the outcome.