Dynamic thermal modelling is a whole building performance simulation that allows for sub-hourly modelling of buildings.
We are able to run two main types of dynamic model using IES VE 1) Part L compliance for non-domestic buildings and 2) Overheating risk assessments (TM59 and TM52 CIBSE overheating risk assessments).
These types of model are particularly useful for a room-by-room hourly analysis, however, they rely heavily on the input assumptions so, as with all types of modelling, these need to be carefully considered.
Due the higher level of complexity this type of modelling needs, it is a useful tool for modelling more complex buildings to verify and fine tune the building’s design, however, it is more challenging to test out the early-stage broad brush strokes. Therefore, for all of our projects we look to use a steady state whole building energy modelling software such as PHPP first as this is allows us to quickly optimise the building’s form and establish the key parameters first so that we can maximise the usefulness of both types of model.
“For all of our projects we look to use a steady state whole building energy modelling software such as PHPP.”