Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

CFD Consulting - Office Buildings

Office Buildings

CFD studies can be utilized to optimize office environments for comfort, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and energy efficiency simultaneously. Some of the unique challenges that exist in these spaces often include the effects of windows during different seasons, a more noticeable sensation of high speed supply air, temperature stratification (especially when comparing a sitting person to one who is standing), and finding a balance between energy efficiency and comfort. Also, office spaces tend to have higher heat and moisture loads than many other spaces because of the number of people in the office as well as the effects of electronics such as computers, printers and copiers.

What we do:

  • CFD studies of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), comfort temperature and the effects of solar radiation.
  • Analysis of window wall thermal efficiency and condensation studies.
  • Ventilation effectiveness and simulated ASHRAE Standard 129 studies.
  • Energy efficiency studies.
  • Chemical, biological and radioactive terrorist threat assessment related to ventilation.
  • Fire and smoke studies.

Spaces Modeled:

  • Office buildings
  • Large open office spaces
  • Atria
  • Corridors
  • Data centers
  • Cafeterias

 

 

 

Office Buildings Examples:

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Temperature contours of a LEED silver office - heating mode
Temperature contours of a LEED silver office - heating mode
Contours of relative humidity on a window wall
Contours of relative humidity on a window wall