Team Catalyst is internationally recognised for it’s expertise in whole building energy simulation, having conducted training workshops in Australia, New Zealand, India, Canada, Singapore and the USA. PC Thomas was a member of expert committee for International Energy Agency Task 34/43 – Validation and Testing of Building Energy Simulation Software (BESTEST) 1999 – 2005.
We complement our practical experience with the skilled use of whole building energy simulation tools to predict performance improvements due to interventions in upgrade of existing buildings and the procurement of new buildings.
In the Australian non-residential building area energy simulation is generally used for:
- building envelope calculations and trade-offs towards BCA (NCC) Section-J compliance
- evaluation of Green Star credit points for energy/greenhouse performance, and
- as an input towards the Independent Design Review, one of the risk mitigation measures in the NABERS Commitment Agreement process
Team Catalyst has extensive expertise and experience in all these areas.