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Energy Saving Computer Simulation

Energy Control

This is a computer simulation program which, given inputs specific to your building, estimates what cost savings you can achieve with different Opalux Window Films.

Your Opalux Dealer can collect the inputs relevant to your building and forward these to our Technical Department to run the simulation for you. 

The program works on the basis of whole building modelling, requiring a significant amount of data collecting for accurate input to the program.  It is not a procedure to be undertaken lightly as the end user or specificier will have to provide data, and an approved Opalux dealer will need to carry out a detailed survey of the building fenestration.

Your Opalux dealer will have to assess the feasibility of the exercise and agree a timescale and the cost, if applicable, of the whole building analysis.  The dealer may rather base his recommendations on empirical evidence, rather than going to the extent of this costly procedure.

The end-user or specifier may need to produce a payback calculation if the project is down to energy savings rather than providing more comfortable working conditions.  In which case energy savings analysis may be a pre-requisite procedure and this computer simulation is the ideal tool for such an exercise,  But again the Opalux approved dealer will have to be assured that it is a worthwhile and potentially successful exercise.

Inputs to be collected include building shape and orientation, details of HVAC system, cooling & heating temperature settings for occupied & unoccupied, Utility rates for gas, electricity & fuel oil, total building area, number of floors, fenestration area for each face of the building, including skylights, and Opalux film options (up to three) for each face.

Accurate selection of film requires specialist knowledge and end-users and specifiers are encouraged to consult Opalux technical department. 

Where appropriate you will be connected to an Opalux approved dealer who can discuss your requirements, visit site if necessary, and provide costings for the film installation.