EffectiV HVAC, a manufacturer of architectural diffusers for commercial buildings, has launched its new computer fluid dynamics (CFD) service called Verified.
The service delivers precise and realistic simulations of airflow, thermal comfort, and indoor air quality in one room, providing valuable insights to improve building design and performance.
The CFD simulation conditions are set to match the actual operating conditions of the room, including room size, shape, location, temperature, humidity, and occupancy levels.
The simulations are made in accordance with the method proposed in ASHRAE Standard 62.1 – 2022 – Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, ensuring that the results are accurate and reliable.
EffectiV HVAC president, Frank Godbout, said Verified reports provide valuable information to improve the design and performance of buildings, ensuring that they are comfortable, energy-efficient, and safer for occupants.
He said the service is a valuable tool for architects, engineers, and building owners who are looking to improve the indoor environment and energy efficiency of their buildings.
The service begins with the recreation of the room in a 3D environment, including the positioning of diffusers and returns, windows, occupants, and objects in the room.
Once the room is ready, customers provide the operating conditions that they would like to simulate, such as a VAV system in heating and cooling, outdoor temperatures, supply temperatures, and set points. It is possible to test multiple operating conditions, however, each operating condition requires a full CFD simulation.
The reports provided include visual representations of the air velocity, air temperature, mean age of air, thermal comfort (PMV/PPD), CO2 particles per million (CO2 PPM), and Ez Factor everywhere in the room, with views from different angles.
For projects targeting LEED, WELL or other energy efficiency certifications, EffectiV also offers a complete energy efficiency analysis of an air distribution design in one room.
The analysis focuses on quantifying the energy efficiency performance of the proposed design, as well as its impact on indoor air quality and thermal comfort for occupants.