RATIONAL DESIGN / REFERENCE BUILDING ROUTE
This route requires an approved competent person using certified software, to model a reference building that meets all the prescriptive (deemed-to-satisfy) requirements. These results are then compared to an energy modelled Rational Design of the actual building, whose performance should exceed that of the reference building.
WHY CHOOSE DEBCAL TO PERFORM
A RATIONAL DESIGN?
Rational Design Pro's
CREATIVE & DESIGN FREEDOMWe achieve compliance while :
REAL ENERGY SAVINGS
REAL COST SAVINGS
reducing monthly electricity bills,
and saving clients money over its lifespan.
Rational Design Con's
- Slightly higher cost up front
- Slightly longer turnaround time
- (Approx. 5-8 working days, depending on size of project)
To the client's benefit, the initial cost of a Rational Design is always offset firstly by construction cost savings and then, This makes it a very cost effective and economical choice that developers are willing to pay, and a preferred route to compliance.
by reduced operating costs over the lifetime of the building.
This makes it a very cost effective and economical choice that developers are willing to pay, and a preferred route to compliance.
Proven Track Record:
A R27mil project realised construction savings of 6.31% (R1 741,962.00)
Glazing installation costs
reduced by R94 388.42 and more.
Compliance achieved while maintaining original design.
Weigh up the cost of Rational Designs with their proven benefits, and you will find that it makes monetary sense to choose this route to compliance. It is our preferred route in terms of cost effectiveness, for both the construction period and for the lifespan of the building.
In spite of the complexity of energy modelling, the solutions are often simple, economical and easy to implement.