In addition to daylight and electric lighting modeling and analysis, we also provide basic energy modeling services. Using eQUEST, a free energy modeling program based on DOE-2, we are able to quickly model and test several energy efficiency measures for many types of commercial projects. At the completion of our analysis, we write and submit a report with our findings, often including additional information and specifications about recommended energy efficiency measures, such as light fixtures, occupancy sensors, and glazing specifications.
Our lab also offers basic eQUEST training to architects in the area.
For information about detailed energy modeling analysis, see our consulting services section.
Our lab currently uses eQUEST to analyze the energy efficiency of projects. Energy modeling requires assessing a different set of factors than daylight and electric lighting require. Consequently eQUEST models only vaguely resemble the building graphically. The data is in the settings and information behind the model.