CIBSE TM59 Assessment: Holland Park

Last updated: 11th October 2022

Designed by architects, HAUS Collective, Moda Living’s Holland Park development will see Glasgow’s former Strathclyde Police headquarters transformed into a 16-storey development of 433 luxury apartments, designed exclusively for rental. The impressive site will include over 45,000 sq. ft. of on-site amenity space, including communal lounges, health and wellness zones, landscaped roof gardens and indoor/outdoor dining areas.

IES Consulting were commissioned to undertake an internal environmental conditions study of the proposed development to assess the overheating potential of typical occupied rooms against CIBSE TM59.

TM59 is a design methodology used to assess overheating risk in residential buildings using dynamic thermal analysis. It aims to encourage good design that is comfortable, within sensible limits, without being so stringent that it over-promotes the use of mechanical cooling.

Using the IES Virtual Environment (IESVE) software, IES Consulting created a dynamic thermal model based on architectural information and inputs specified in CIBSE TM59, to carry out the calculations and simulations required. Simulations were performed using the latest CIBSE design summer year (DSY) weather files using the DSY1 file most appropriate to the site location for the 2020s, high emission, 50% percentiles scenario. An observational assessment was also carried out to evaluate against CIBSE DSY2 and DSY3 weather files, as well as future weather files (i.e. 2050 or 2080), to develop a heatwave plan.

The results successfully demonstrated compliance with TM59, with the majority of spaces across the development meeting the requirements for all three DSYs. 


More on CIBSE TM59…

Our IESVE dynamic thermal modelling software, and associated consulting services, are fully equipped to simulate internal temperature conditions, allowing you to easily establish whether threshold conditions of discomfort will be reached within your buildings. This includes TM59 prescribed profiles, available within IESVE as pre-loaded TM59 profile templates, allowing our software users to easily select and apply the templates and profiles they need. Meanwhile, a dynamic blind control tool is also available within IESVE to support TM59 analyses.

Interested to learn more? Why not take a look at some of our CIBSE TM59 resources via the links below:

  • Enrol in our FREE on-demand training sessions:

-Using the IESVE to perform CIBSE TM59 Overheating Analyses

-Using the IESVE to perform CIBSE TM52 & TM59 Overheating Analyses 

  • Purchase the TM59 Analysis Report script from our content store to generate automated reports on your simulation results to show spaces that pass the CIBSE TM59 Comfort Criteria
  • Contact our Consulting Team to find out how they can help with your next TM59 project

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