Comfort and well-being

The human experience of a space is strongly determined by the indoor air quality, the visual comfort and the thermal comfort (the sensory perceptions), important indicators for healthy buildings that are best kept in balance. 

A correct design of the building envelope leads to a reduced use of artificial lighting, heating and/or cooling, but offers all the comfort you need. 

Bureau Bouwtechniek bases its advice on the principles of "CLEAR" and "climate responsive design".

For visual comfort, Bureau Bouwtechniek uses specialised software and measuring instruments to evaluate the entry of daylight, the quality of the view and any discomfort caused by glare, for example, within the architectural design of the building and its surroundings. 

By means of dynamic simulations the summer comfort and the risk of overheating in the building can be assessed. BB researches different facade designs, shading and ventilation strategies. 

Also the energy needs for heating, cooling and lighting can be compared for these models.  

BB translates these analyses into well-founded and realistic recommendations.