Energy Analysis & Indoor Air Quality

Simes and Rosch Engineering has extensive experience performing whole building energy consumption simulations and life cycle cost analyses using such computer software modeling tools as TRACE 700 Building Energy and Economic Analysis and BLCC5 Building Life Cycle Cost.

Energy Analysis

Energy analysis has become a critical step in the design process for projecting the effectiveness of design alternatives from an energy consumption and life cycle standpoint. These simulations include HVAC systems, plumbing systems, building envelope systems, interior and exterior lighting systems and ancillary process loads where applicable.

Energy Use Analysis Chart- Cooling 46%, Heating Gas 4%, Domestic Water Heating 5%, Lighting 17%, Heating Electric 9%, Base Utlity Electric 2%, Misc. Equipment 11%, Fan Equipment 4%, Condenser Fans 1%, Pumps 1%

Simes & Rosch Engineering has generated numerous analyses that have demonstrated compliance with Owner's energy consumption directives based on the following:

  • ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G Performance Rating Method
  • Energy Policy Act (EPAct 2005)
  • LEED EA Credit 1, Optimize Energy Performance, Option 1, Whole Building Energy Simulation
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis for various federal agencies, school systems and municipalities

Indoor Air Quality Studies

Indoor Air Quality Studies

Indoor air quality problems manifest themselves in the form of microbial contaminants such as mold and mildew, chemicals, allergens and other contaminants that adversely affect the quality of air inside an occupied building. One of the most frequent concerns related to indoor air quality in the southeastern United States is related to moisture intrusion and the resulting excessive levels of relative humidity indoors.

Our indoor air quality studies focus on the building envelope’s ability to prevent moisture intrusion through the use of properly applied insulation and vapor barriers systems, the HVAC system's ability to maintain appropriate building pressurization and the HVAC system's ability to adequately dehumidify both the re-circulated and outside air streams during all modes of operation.

Simes & Rosch Engineering has teamed with qualified architects and TAB firms on multiple engineering studies to assist owners in pinpointing the sources of these moisture related problems, and making solution driven recommendations to address the problems in the most economical way practical.