EnergyPlus and COMIS are used widely in our consulting projects. We make extensive use of the newly implemented displacement ventilation and cross-ventilation modules to calculate internal air conditions, comfort, the effects of night cooling and other low-energy ventilation strategies.

Control of naturally-ventilated buildings is crucial to their performance. We use a recompiled version of the EnergyPlus source code which includes custom subroutines written by NaturalWorks specifically to test control systems.

EnergyPlus is used with increasing level of detail, to assist in defining the optimal building shape and orientation and, in later phases, in sizing: shading, thermal insulation, ventilation openings and HVAC system.

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