IES Consulting performed LEED energy and daylight modelling for this 5 star hotel development.
IES Consulting performed the LEED energy and daylight modelling for this 5 star hotel development at Education City in Qatar at both early and final design stages. The final energy modelling indicated a 25.4% cost saving which demonstrated the pre-requisite for EAp2 and a total of 7 credits for EAc1.
Solis Doha will be located next to the Qatar National Convention Center in the renowned Education City which is home to some of the leading international universities in the world. Solis Doha will offer state-of-the-art meeting space, luxurious accommodation, a spa, outstanding restaurants plus an indoor recreational area including ballroom.
The multi-storey hotel development is dominated by its unique and distinctive organic shading form which was inspired by sand dunes. It completely wraps around the hotel and offers substantial protection from the high solar gains experienced in a Middle East climate. The design of the shading still allows occupants to view out through the slatted tiers.
Such a large high profile project with unique geometry created specific demands on the modelling process. To achieve this IES utilised key features of the Virtual Environment as noted below: