BUILDING PHYSICS

Building physics is the application of the principles of physics to the built environment. Biobyte bring a fundamental understanding of physics to improving the design of building fabrics and surrounding spaces.

A creative use of advanced analytical tools, skills and methods help Biobyte’s team to design buildings that are comfortable to occupy, easy to use and light in their environmental impact.

Using a range of analytical modelling of moisture, airflow and temperature Biobyte is helped to design unique artificial environments that keep a high internal comfort for people and also for plants.

To make the design for the built environment more sustainable Biobyte's team starts analyzing the building site, its climatic conditions and the optimum orientation for buildings to reduce or take advantage of solar gain. The design process goes on looking at occupant comfort issues, energy use, carbon emissions and operational performances.

Biobyte maintains close links with academics and leading research centers in order to remain at the cutting edge of building physics and develop services to benefit the design process in particular with the Energy Department of Politecnico di Milano. This added-value offering ensures that clients can have confidence in the solutions proposed for both new and existing buildings.

The capabilities include

  • Ventilation studies, using dynamic thermal simulation and CFD

  • Daylight calculations

  • Building geometry, floor plan, construction materials, components, and system, building physical properties

  • Building divided into effective thermal zones

  • Moisture and condensation analyses

  • Heat transfer calculations, for example to optimize thermal stores

  • Energy modelling, to test strategies and demonstrate compliance

  • Development of design and testing guides.

BUILDING ENERGY SYSTEMS

A building energy system is a method to design, monitor and control the building's energy needs. Next to energy management, the system can control and monitor a large variety of other aspects of the building regardless of whether it is residential or commercial.

Biobyte performs a detailed analysis of a building’s energy use and energy-using systems and offers an alternative approach that encourages customized, integrated design solutions, which offer deeper savings. Using building energy system to compare energy-efficiency options directs design decisions prior to construction. It also guides existing building projects to optimize operation or explore retrofit opportunities.

The capabilities include

  • System and overall building energy use and costs analysis

  • Targeted annual energy cost savings

  • Identification of performance uncertainty and risk of underperformance to improve the building energy quality

  • Green building certifications (LEED, BREEM,…), tax credits, or other programs requiring modeling

  • Modeling to support the performance targets (e.g., achieving from Near Zero Energy Building to Zero Energy Building)

  • Increase in building asset value due to high performance

DOMOTICS

Biobyte designs automation systems controlling lighting, climate, entertainment systems, and appliances. It may also include home security such as access control and alarm systems.

Biobyte develops the user interface for the control of the system uses trough either wall-mounted terminals, tablet or desktop computers, a mobile phone application, or a Web interface, that may also be accessible off-site through the Internet.

Biobyte srl

Via Ampère 40 - 20131 Milan (IT) - 02 23 63 784 - info@biobyte.net