Modelling & simulation
To enable the optimisation of planning processes, a continuous, digital flow of information is helpful, ranging from the design and execution to the operation and use of buildings and districts. The increasing digitisation of planning processes and the technological trend away from isolated sub-models to multi-scale solutions and, ultimately, the development of international model standards support this demand. The next logical step would be to synchronise Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Computer-Aided Facility Management (CAFM). Here it would also be conceivable to replace existing concepts such as the energy requirement certificate with such data integration and digital building models.
Annual simulations determine the energy demand of buildings and can create load series for heating, cooling and air-conditioning. Specific simulation tools also calculate yields and the coverage provided by systems using renewable energies. Simulations in building physics and building technology are currently concerned with aspects such as dynamic component simulations, spatial simulations, building simulations and dynamically coupled simulations.