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Project Location: San Jose, CA

Type: Multifamily

Net Internal Area: 147,000 ft²

Number of Apartments: 172

The building’s facade, insulation types, and window ratios are the most critical factors in calculating HVAC heating and cooling loads and the energy model.

In minutes our highly automated system calculated the heating and cooling loads, energy use, and daylight for hundreds of façade element combinations in this multifamily building.

 

The initial facade design was an 80% window-to-wall ratio.

SWAPP’s algorithms and analysis reduces construction costs and operating energy consumption, yet provide indoor comfort and daylight sDA that exceed sustainability metrics.

Case #1

HVAC Cost  Savings & Building Envelope Analysis 

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With a click of a button, our systems can, in minutes, calculate hundreds of variables to arrive at the optimal cost and performance design solutions for a client’s project. MEP and architecture are integrated into our systems.

Highly Automated Process

 

Integrated Teams

Swapp’s MEP engineers and software developers have created algorithms powered by artificial intelligence and data to deliver optimal cost and performance design solutions.

Load & Energy Modeling

We use highly automated load and energy modeling calculations, developed with expert review by the Harris engineering team.

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$1.34MM IN SAVINGS ON A MULTIFAMILY PROJECT

Swapp’s in-house MEP engineers have 50 years of combined experience in MEP design, cost estimating, and construction.

We’ve partnered with Harris, one of the nation’s leading mechanical contractors, for consulting expertise from their highly skilled team specializing in design and engineering, construction, building automation, and manufacturing.

Real estate developers and planning professionals can make highly informed decisions in days instead of waiting weeks or even months. Our design services, driven by artificial intelligence, give client’s the power to start and finish months faster.

Designed to Inspire

The project’s scale and the presence of five “historically contributing” early 20th century row houses on 14th Street required design approval by the Historic Preservation Review Board and the District of Columbia Office of Planning.

Loads

The load calculation provides the system and equipment size. Reducing the cooling loads will represent in the smaller end a more efficient design.

Daylight

Energy

Analysis

SWAPP’s algorithms and analysis reduces construction costs and operating energy consumption, yet provide indoor comfort and daylight sDA that exceed sustainability metrics.

Our energy model in minutes calculated an annual energy savings of 165,000 kWh and an annual utility cost savings of $30,000.

HVAC system savings for the heat-pump VRF system is $1,340,000 compared to a design with an 80% window to wall ratio.

Cost Savings

CHOOSING AN OPTIMIZED WINDOW TO WALL RATIO OF 47% THE HVAC LOAD IS REDUCED BY MORE THAN 43%, COMPARED TO AN 80% WINDOW TO WALL RATIO

The HVAC cost savings includes all material and labor with pipefitter and sheet metal trade rates of $111 per hour in San Jose, CA.

Our energy model in minutes calculated an annual energy savings of 165,000 kWh and an annual utility cost savings of $30,000.

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Swapp’s MEP engineers and software developers have created algorithms powered by artificial intelligence and data to deliver optimal cost and performance design solutions.

We use highly automated load and energy modeling calculations, developed with expert review by the Harris engineering team.

With a click of a button, our systems can, in minutes, calculate hundreds of variables to arrive at the optimal cost and performance design solutions for a client’s project.

MEP and architecture are integrated into our systems. Real estate developers can make highly informed decisions in days instead of waiting weeks or even months.

Our design services, driven by artificial intelligence, give client’s the power to start and finish months faster.

Highly Automated Process 

HVAC Cost  Savings

& Building Envelope Analysis 

Project Location: San Jose, CA

Type: Multifamily

Net Internal Area: 147,000 ft²

Number of Apartments: 172

The building’s facade, insulation types, and window ratios are the most critical factors in calculating HVAC heating and cooling loads and the energy model.

In minutes our highly automated system calculated the heating and cooling loads, energy use, and daylight for hundreds of façade element combinations in this multifamily building.

The initial facade design was an 80% window-to-wall ratio.

SWAPP’s algorithms and analysis reduces construction costs and operating energy consumption, yet provide indoor comfort and daylight sDA that exceed sustainability metrics.

HVAC Cost Savings & Building Envelope Analysis 

CASE #1

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