Green Building Performance Assessment Studies

Providing consultancy services about green building performance assessment and improvvement is carried out by using detailed simulation tools that can designate annual heating and cooling demand and consumptions of buildings, also can evaluate lighting performance with daylight.

In addition to green building performance assessment and improvement, Ekomim with its expert staff provides LEED and BREEAM consultancy services and evaluation of buildings in terms of certification systems for spreading sustainable green buildings and for customers who want to get voluntary certificate.

EnergyPlus

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EnergyPlus is a collection of many program modules that work together to calculate the energy required for heating and cooling a building using a variety of systems and energy sources. It does this by simulating the building and associated energy systems when they are exposed to different environmental and operating conditions. The core of the simulation is a model of the building that is based on fundamental heat baalnce principles.

EnergyPlus is an integrated simulation. This means all three of the major parts, building, system, and plant, must be solved simultaneously. In this way physically realistic resuşts are obtained.

DesignBuilder

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DesignBuilder is a state-of-art software tool for checking building energy, carbon, lighting and comfort performance. Developed to simplify the process of building simulation, DesignBuilder allows you to rapidly compare the function and performance of building designs and deliver results on time and on budget.

DesignBuilder is the first comprehensive user interface to the EnergyPlus dynamic thermal simulation engine.

Ecotect

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Autodesk Ecotect Analysis sustainable design analysis software is a comprehensive concept to detail sustainable building design tool. Ecotict Analysis offers a wide range of simulatiobn and building energy analysis functionality that can improve performance of existing buildings and new building designs. Online energy, water, and carbon-emission analysis capabilities integrate with tools that enable you to visualize and simulate a building’s performance within the context of its environment. In this respect, Ecotect does analysis about;

  • Whole building energy analysis
  • Thermal performance
  • Water usage and cost evaluation
  • Solar radiation
  • Daylighting
  • Shadows and reflections
  • Acoustical performance

eQUEST

eQUEST LogoeQUEST software is derived from the latest version of DOE-2. It can be insufficient in some of the problems’ simulations. For this reason, it is being used only as auxiliary simulation tool by Ekomim team.

In addition to green building performance assessment and improvement, Ekomim with its expert staff provides LEED and BREEAM consultancy services and evaluation of buildings in terms of certification systems for spreading sustainable green buildings and for customers who want to get voluntary certificate.

LEED

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

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LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, developed by US Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

 

LEED measurements support whole-building approach by defining performances of these fields;

  • Sustainable Sites
  • Water Efficiency
  • Energy & Atmosphere
  • Materials & Resources
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Settlements & Connections
  • Awareness & Education
  • Innovation in design
  • Regional priority

Buildings which have received LEED certificate are designed for;

  • Lower operating costs and increased asset value
  • Sending the lower wastes to landfills
  • Energy and water saving
  • More healthy and safe environment for users
  • Reduction of harmful greenhouse gas emissions
  • Tax rebates, qualification of construction allowances and other incentives in hundereds of cities

Ekomim provides full-range services in the field of environmentally friendly green building design and/or assessment with its expert Green Associate employees. As a result of assessments within the scope of LEED certification system, according to the received grade; Certification, Silver, Gold, Platinum certificates are taken.

BREEAM

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method)

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BREEAM is the world’s foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, with 200,000 buildings with certified BREEAM assessment ratings and over a million registered for assessment since it was first launched in 1990.

BREEAM scoring system is in 10 main categories;

  • Management
  • Health & Comfort
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Land Use & Ecology
  • Transport
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Pollution
  • Innovation

Ekomim with its expert staff provides consultancy services for compliance to the BREEAM certification system and obtaining the credits.