What are the benefits of building simulation?
The greatest benefit of building simulation is certainly the reduction of planning risks in new building concepts for which there is insufficient operating experience. Subsequent corrections, such as additional cooling generators and their necessary heat exchangers to prevent the buildings from overheating in summer, are often associated with considerable costs.
An optimisation of building physics, especially in transient processes such as energy storage via component activation or adapted storage systems, can hardly be achieved without the use of building simulation.
The relationship between building standards, such as energy efficiency, comfort and indoor air quality, and the expenditure to be made for them, such as investments and operating costs, can be reliably and accurately assessed with the use of building simulation.
Selection, dimensioning and prioritisation of individual producers in the operation of the producer park for the provision of cooling and heat can be carried out precisely by using the building simulation under consideration of base load and peak load depending on specified planning directives, such as investment or efficiency optimisation.
Innovative building concepts, increasing concepts of networking building services or the choice of location can be quantitatively analysed with the aid of building simulation and are therefore easy to evaluate.
The building simulation is always worthwhile to reduce the risk, especially in the case of larger buildings and when breaking new innovative ground. For large buildings, the building simulation already pays for itself through the more exact selection of the building services and the associated reduced investment costs.
Energy certificates make it easy to evaluate building standards today. High building standards reduce the energy costs and the attractiveness for the use by increased quality of life of the inhabitants. This also increases the attractiveness and thus the long-term value of the property.