Building Performance Modeling
Computational modeling and simulation provide a more complete picture of how environmental factors and exterior design systems can affect the performance of a building. The models provide a simplified representation of the behaviors or characteristics of our surroundings in order to use performance to inform design. Walter P Moore uses diverse building performance modeling tools to analyze the impacts of energy, daylighting, condensation, and thermal comfort to determine how to most effectively meet project goals. Building performance initiatives address building systems as well as operations and maintenance.
For more information on how Walter P Moore uses Building Performance Modeling, contact David Ford.
When a hospital considered adding more glazing to an existing building, Walter P Moore performed several studies to determine glass reflectivity, glare, heat gain, and energy usage per the environmental impact. The results determined the amount of glazing and the best materials for efficiency.