Using both commercial software (WUFI Pro, COMSOL) and original tools developed by our group, we prepare long term forecasts of temperature and relative humidity and assess various risks. Simulations are performed using the finite volume method (FVM) and climate data (outdoor temperature, humidity, solar radiation, etc.). Data is obtained either from certified databases or from our own meteorological stations.
Models for three-dimensional thermo-hydro-dynamic simulations of building interior climate are available and include turbulent mass and heat transfer due to HVAC and interactions with the outdoor environment, as well as air/CO2/moisture mixture transport and the effects of human presence. Here, we utilize the control volume finite element method (CVFEM). The environment most often used for calculations is ANSYS CFX.
We have also developed a low-cost and low-maintenance wireless network of temperature, humidity and heat flux sensors for long term monitoring of conditions within buildings. The network is accessible offsite via remote control utilities. We provide tailored monitoring solutions, as well as installation and data processing services.