Modeling Microclimates: Design, Engineering & Sustainability
Cities are rapidly developing their own set of climate-related risk standards to keep pace with changing policy and sustainability guidance. To meet these requirements and win more bids, architects and engineers need to consider these new standards at the early design stages. We hear from two design firms on how leveraging engineering simulation in the cloud keeps them competitive and assists them to show compliance. Learn from:
The live event includes a panel discussion on the relative benefits of using simulation and wind tunnels.
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Senior Energy Engineer
Dr. Sahm Sawaf is a Senior Energy Engineer at Arup in London. Sahm is a recognized expert with an Engineering Doctorate (Eng.D) and Masters in Sustainable Building Design. He has been involved with building and city level design and modeling using multiple analysis and simulation tools and has applied his expertise to some of the most challenging and complex projects undertaken at Arup.
Environmental Designer & Building Physics Engineer
Nikolaos is an experienced environmental designer and building physics engineer and heads up the Building Physics team at SRE. Nikos is a Low Carbon Energy Consultant, IES Level 3, 4, and 5 Assessor, BREEAM International Assessor, and LEED Green Associate. With over 15 years experience, he leads on dynamic modeling work including energy simulations, micro-climate studies, daylighting, and energy performance. Nikos has an MSc in Sustainable and Ecological Engineering and a combined BEng and MEng in Civil Engineering. Nikos focuses on informing clients of the impacts and mitigation measures of their early designs on both the internal and external environment.
“The SimScale platform has allowed us to develop and test scenarios including ventilation flow paths and understanding the dynamics between building fabric, airtightness, window natural ventilation design, and CO2 concentrations in various utilisation scenarios. The platform has given us quality, visually digestible output to inform decision-making and to compare results against our monitored data from our extensive post-occupancy studies. Working with SimScale has allowed us to study our learning spaces in a way we never have before. It has helped inform us on which design strategies may provide the biggest impact on performance. The visual outputs have real value, not just in terms of informing our decision-making, but potentially in communicating how classrooms can work and feel to clients and stakeholders.”
“When I started with SimScale, I knew from my previous experience how simulations are structured and work, but I had forgotten some details over the years. The great tutorials, documentation, and personal conversations with support have brought me up to date within 2 months of using SimScale. I am now well versed and use SimScale even with smaller problems to confirm my pre-calculations and to quickly compare design studies.”
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