The Speckel JV Thermal Comfort app is a very quick and easy workflow to enable high-level feedback on three primary areas relating to the Performance Solution Verification Pathways JV1: NABERS Energy for Offices, JV2: Green Star or JV3: Verification using a reference building. The three areas are:
- A comparison of Reference Building and Proposed Building energy consumption
- The inclusion of solar photovoltaic (PV) strategy
- The assessment of thermal comfort as per NCC 2019 - PMV requirements
The JV Thermal Comfort app provides both detailed and concept modes, enabling high-level geometry, glazing to wall ratios and building fabric design to be used within the assessment to generate zoned outcomes for energy and comfort.
Step 1 – Navigate to the JV Thermal Comfort app or your Project, Create a Design, give it a name and you are ready to go.
Step 2 – Next step… apply the Geometry, Zones and Envelope areas and performance assumptions and the calculations will automatically start running.
Step 3 – Add PV to assess its impact on the Proposed Building design.
Step 4 – Adjust the areas of the glazing to optimise the outcomes to meet both energy and comfort outcomes.