Ecobuild 2014: Converting low energy aspirations into low energy buildings
Predicting energy use more accurately at design stage is tackled by David Cheshire, Regional Director, Sustainability, AECOM.
The gap between predicted and operational performance can often be large, especially if predictions do not take into account bespoke occupancy patterns and operation at design stage. How can we ensure that energy predictions in non-domestic buildings reflect realistic operating conditions from the outset? What tools and data are available to better understand where and how energy is being used?