Building ventilation affects Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and overall building performance. Efficient ventilation optimized through advanced modelling improves occupant comfort and safety, enhances worker productivity, reduces building maintenance and operating costs, and helps in achieving sustainable design objectives. This is particularly important for laboratory and health-care facilities where competing requirements for energy efficiency, safety, comfort and functionality need to be balanced.
Novus provides building ventilation modelling and consulting for architects, engineers and building owners. We use numerical screening tools and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models to evaluate a wide variety of building ventilation and airflow problems. Novus offers modelling and guidance relating to thermal comfort, ventilation efficiency, natural ventilation, fume hood performance and smoke behaviour.