As a result of our discussions with supermarkets relating to multi-deck refrigeration cabinets, Wirth Research has also established that our expertise in the field of natural ventilation and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) developed within the architectural sector can be translated into the supermarket environment. Our insights will help supermarkets develop a better understanding of how to optimise store design to improve their overall energy efficiency.
The pioneering Store Modelling Service from Wirth Research involves simulating the store environment airflow, in order to provide insight into energy performance. The simulation starts with an accurate 3D model of the entire store, to which additional levels of physics are added, including solar loads, HVAC heat & cooling loads, occupancy effects, refrigeration, catering and lighting heat sources. This will result in a detailed analysis of where energy savings could be made, thus providing cost-effective solutions for our clients.