Producing EPCs using Dynamic Simulation Modelling

Dynamic Simulation Modelling, DSM, rather than SBEM is required to produce EPCs for Level 5 buildings. The assessor must be qualified as a Level 5 assessor. A building is considered Level 5 where one or more of the of the following are present in the building. * Atria * Enhanced Thermal Coupling to Structure * Automatic Blind Control * Dynamic Simulation Modelling

Key advantages of producing EPCs using Dymanic Simulation Modelling

  • Hourly weather data with time-step contro Orientation and PV inclination modelled at 1degree increments
  • Ability to model geometry in more detail for better results
  • The inclusion of internal openings
  • Improved modelling of glazing and solar shading and reflection
  • Inter-zone heat transfer and better modelling of thermal mass
  • Overall more accurate analysis