Dynamic thermal simulation (DTS)

Create an accurate model of your buildings' behavior and take the right action

Dynamic thermal simulation (DTS)

Dynamic thermal simulation (DTS) uses a 3D model of a building to simulate its thermal behavior hour by hour. This technology takes into account:

The building’s inertia: this parameter is especially important if the building is used intermittently and for comfort during the summer months.

Occupants’ behavior: the presence of occupants is simulated hour by hour, which is particularly important for meeting rooms and classrooms.

Solar energy contribution, which may be very high for buildings with large glazed surfaces (positive effect in winter and negative in summer).

In particular, dynamic thermal simulation (DTS) can be used to model the level of summer comfort; it is becoming increasingly important to take this parameter into account, since buildings are well insulated (2012 Building Energy Efficiency Standards) and heatwaves are becoming more commonplace (climate change).

Simulation Thermique Dynamique - STD - reduit

Use of dynamic thermal simulation (DTS) in projects

Cythelia always carries out dynamic thermal simulation modelling during building energy audits and during the design phase for refurbishments and new energy-efficient buildings.

Examples of energy audits with DTS

  • 60
    Type of mission: Energy audit
    Customer: Miscellaneous
    Country: France
    Description: Several dozens of condominiums from 30 to 200 lots in Savoie
  • diagnostic-thermique-salomon
    Type of mission: Energy audit
    Customer: Salomon
    Country: France
    Description: 30,000 m² of offices, warehouses and workshops
  • 76
    Type of mission: Energy audit
    Customer: City of Frontenex
    Country: France
    Description: School, community center and gym
  • 54
    Type of mission: Energy audit
    Customer: Miscellaneous
    Country: France
    Description: Four condominiums (160 lots) in Marseille
  • diagnostic-thermique-college-savoie
    Type of mission: Energy audit
    Customer: Savoie Departmental Council
    Country: France
    Description: Three high schools in Savoie
  • 53
    Type of mission: Energy audit
    Customer: Miscellaneous
    Country: France
    Description: Three condominiums in the Paris area (20 to 200 lots)
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