6D Sustainability

  • Conceptual & Detailed Energy Analysis

Conceptual energy analysis involves evaluating the energy performance of building designs at the early stages of development, typically during the conceptualization phase. This analysis provides stakeholders with preliminary insights into the building’s energy consumption and identifies potential areas for improvement.

Detailed energy analysis, on the other hand, is conducted during the later stages of design development, where more comprehensive data and detailed building information are available. This analysis delves deeper into the building’s energy usage patterns, evaluates the effectiveness of energy-saving strategies, and informs decision-making regarding energy-efficient design solutions.

  • Element Analysis and Tracking

Element analysis focuses on evaluating the performance of individual building elements, such as HVAC systems, lighting fixtures, insulation materials, and renewable energy systems. By analyzing the energy efficiency and environmental impact of these elements, stakeholders can identify opportunities for optimization and select components that contribute to overall energy savings and sustainability goals.

Element tracking involves monitoring the energy usage and environmental footprint of these building elements throughout the project lifecycle. This tracking allows stakeholders to assess the effectiveness of selected components, identify underperforming elements, and make data-driven decisions to optimize performance and improve overall building sustainability.

  • LEED Rating

LEED provides a framework for evaluating and certifying the sustainability of buildings based on various criteria, including energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor environmental quality, and sustainable site development.,

Achieving LEED certification involves meeting specific requirements and earning points across different categories, such as Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Innovation in Design. The certification process encourages projects to incorporate sustainable design strategies, implement energy-saving technologies, and adopt environmentally responsible practices to minimize their environmental impact and promote occupant health and well-being.