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I want a more sustainable and comfortable building

Residential Buildings with Solar Panels
Building a new building or renovating an existing one? You want your building to be sustainable and comfortable in the most cost effective way.

This is actually quite hard. There are thousands of ways to achieve this, with different combinations of materials, insulation levels, glazing types, shading, ventilation strategies, and climate installations. Key building performance criteria also regularly conflict with each other. For instance, increasing the window sizes in the façade improves daylight performance, but also reduces energy efficiency.

How do you know which combination of design options leads to the best performing building? Let us help you!     
Climetric approach
Climetric applies parametric analysis to identify the most efficient and effective route to making existing and new buildings more sustainable, energy efficient, comfortable and compliant at lower costs. Here's how it works:
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Create a 3D model of the building and its surroundings and assign all relevant characteristics, such as construction details, floorplan and occupation levels, orientation, and local climate.   
2
Simulate the impact of all unique combinations of a wide variety of sustainability and comfort improvement options (often >100,000) on the sustainability, comfort and cost performance of the building
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Through a joint workshop, determine the best performing design and detail out the technical specifications of the design decisions
Parametric optimisation leads to better building performance 
The power of parametric analysis is that it simulates the building performance of each combination of design options (i.e. which material to use, how much to insulate, which glazing type to use, what heat pump to install etc.). Our application then allows us to filter back to the best performing combination of options. This leads to: 

A significantly better building performance. Overall, and in terms of a balance between different criteria: sustainability, comfort, compliance and costs

A factual and data-driven approach to design decision-making, with the ability to determine the impact and return on investment for each design option.  
Example projects
House Kwadijk
The project involved the renovation of 1970s house in Kwadijk. Climetric was brought in to provide a second opinion an an existing sustainability plan. Our parametric analysis focused on optimisation of Energy, Comfort, and Costs. Among other things, we looked into the materialisation, insulation levels, glazing types, heat pumps, compost heating, and floor cooling.

Primary outcomes:
  • Achieved €45,000 in savings on renovation costs compared to the initial plan
  • Realised an additional 40% in energy savings compared to the initial plan.
  • Witnessed a significant enhancement in comfort levels, particularly noticeable in the extension, south-facing bedrooms, and the south-facing office.
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Haarlem Residence
Renovation of a monumental residence (1906) in Haarlem. Climetric conducted a parametric analysis on Energy, Comfort & Costs, complemented by solar panel yield analysis. 

Primary outcomes:
  • Implemented a low-tech and cost-effective climate control system that combined passive measures (e.g. added insulation, PCM-panels, extra skylight) with an effective heat pump installation
  • Resulted in an A++++ energy label 

What Our Clients Say

Family Janssen, Zeist, Residential Renovation

Climetric offered us a fresh and innovative approach to optimising our home renovation, introducing us to the idea of using PCM panel to reduce heating and cooling loads for our home. Their expertise is evident, and their commitment to assisting throughout the entire process is commendable.

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