ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

We offer sound advice, inspiration and support.

There are several ways a building can be brought to life in the most energy saving, comfortable form possible.

These include:

Concept Design, Building Physics & Simulation

Climate Analysis

Sun and Shadow Studies

Massing and Orientation

Neev works closely with architects and other designers to develop the environmental concepts and strategies in the early stages of a project.

Our ability to translate modelling, simulation and design data into meaningful architectural terms allows an architect to evolve their massing, form and spatial distribution in the early stages. This is essential to capture opportunities to enhance occupant comfort and minimise energy use and carbon.

We carry out analysis relating to local climate, topography, the design program, form, orientation, functional distribution, glazing, shading, systems, controls, and the local context including policy, subsidies, and compliance.

Daylight Analysis

Glare Probability

Support for Daylighting Performance Assessment by LEED, IGBC, GRIHA

Static and Dynamic Daylight Analysis

(DF, UDI, DA, SDA)

We provide daylight modelling as part of the environmental design process. The high accuracy and visual clarity of these models can meaningfully inform the design process. This help architects design with natural light, providing scientific evidence to the intangible value of light in architecture.

 

Many options can be assessed, such as size, type and orientation of windows as well as means of getting daylight deeper into a building such as light-shelves or clerestory.

 

The end result leads to achieve glare-free visual comfort with minimum fenestration and artificial lighting cost.

Thermal Performance

Thermal Comfort Analysis

Overheating Mitigation

Thermal comfort is the outcome of a well-balanced combination of building systems adapted to both the location of the building as well as the type of activity performed within the building or the room of the building.

Neev pays special attention to occupant thermal comfort. Providing a pleasurable indoor experience to occupants and visitors is the single most important aspect of indoor environment design.

Through iterative simulations we point out weakness and identify strategies to ensure thermal performance is not compromised during the life cycle of the project.   

Natural Ventilation & CFD Air Flow

HVAC Sizing & Design

Air flow Optimisation

Natural Ventilation Strategies

Fresh air in a building brings health benefits and increased comfort level to its occupants. Fresh air provision is considered as an efficient and a healthy solution as it reduces the need for mechanical means to ventilate a building.

Well-considered natural ventilation strategies can have a significant impact on building performance. We use a combination of dynamic thermal models and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models to develop strategies and quantify the benefit of design interventions such as natural ventilation and night-cooled thermal mass.

Lighting Solutions

Lighting Design Solutions that encompass energy conservation

Lighting Layout Drawings & Schedules

Lighting energy accounts for more than a quarter of total energy consumption in buildings. Optimization of lighting energy is necessary to achieve the desired goals. These must work in conjunction with daylighting.

We pay special attention to space functional requirement and user behaviour. Providing glare-free and uniform target illuminance levels for high visual comfort.

Energy Audits and Assessment

Monitoring

Analysis and Reporting

Investigation

Energy audits identify and quantify areas of energy wastage within the building. The objectives are to define an energy consumption baseline, to evaluate the use of energy, to benchmark other similar structures and establish opportunities to reduce costs.

We ensure each project has a robust energy strategy which is site specific, cost effective and works. A well-considered Energy Assessment report for a planning submission is essential for achieving great energy performance.

Renewable Energy

On-site Energy Generation

Off-site Energy Generation

Wind Energy

Renewable energy systems are the final step to attaining low energy goals. Once all possible measures to reduce energy demand are deployed, renewable energy systems must step in to balance residual energy demand. 

Our Low and Zero Carbon Technology Feasibility Studies set out site opportunities at the very early stages of a project. This initial information is often crucial as it allows the energy strategy to move in the right direction from day one.