The entire project consisted of converting an historic British manor into a private school for behaviorally challenged children and included construction of new residential and service buildings. Students occupied the facilities prior to final completion of the main hall. Edmond Shipway was commissioned to design the mechanical and electrical services installation within the main hall. The requirements to work while students were in residence, combined with the sensitive nature of the heritage site and government initiated energy performance specifications, necessitated integrated design and simulation modeling tools.
To meet the project requirements and comply with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive to use carbon calculators and/or dynamic simulation modeling tools, Edmond Shipway chose Bentley Hevacomp software to generate the building energy model. Using Hevacomp, Edmond Shipway was able to perform detailed energy analysis and calculations to demonstrate energy efficiency and prove building compliance with targeted carbon dioxide emission rates.
Using Hevacomp to design and generate the building model, perform simplified design calculations, and run detailed energy analysis saved Edmond Shipway significant time. Edmond Shipway proved compliance with energy performance standards using the dynamic simulation model. Bentley’s design and simulation tools helped Edmond Shipway optimize energy efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions for Kirklington Hall.
Edmond Shipway relied on Bentley’s energy modeling and simulation technology to prove building compliance with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Using Hevacomp’s dynamic simulation capabilities, Edmond Shipway generated the building model, ran design calculations, and performed detailed energy analysis. The team conducted overheating, temperature, and frequency analyses using the simulation model to demonstrate compliance with energy standards.