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ENTRÓPICA IS A 
BUILDING ENERGY LAB

FOR THE TROPICS

LET'S TALK KILOWATTS AND CASH

Money talks. We know.

We provide consultancy for architectural projects, focused on energy savings.

We will inform your design through a series of building performance simulations and other guiding principles to get you a low cost building. 

 

Here's some of our services:

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ENERGY MODELING

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VALUE ENGINEERING

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WIND TUNNEL (CFD)

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CERTIFICATIONS

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FACADE & HVAC

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DAYLIGHTING

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INSIGHT DRIVEN DESIGN

Start your design process knowing what are the real resources and drivers for energy efficiency. Forget the boring window-to-wall ratio charts and start designing architecturally interesting and environmentally sound projects now.

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LOTE 34 - CONTEXT ANALYSIS

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IMPROVEMENTS YOU CAN VISUALIZE

Entrópica is a firm believer that stories are more compelling than just raw data. We provide elegant diagrams, charts, and explanations that are easily understandable by your firm (and your clients!).

This branch of architecture is more about flexibility and insight than it is about software and numbers. 

KUNSHAN CENTER - ENERGY STUDIES

LOW-ENERGY, LOW COST

As you might know by now, the tropics are hot, humid, rainy, and sunny. Sadly, most buildings for the tropics are designed to mimic trends from other climates. Designers tend to ignore this, because HVAC will "make up for it".

And that's where your money goes.

Smarter buildings, actually designed for their respective climate, will result in lower energy costs. We will inform your design through a series of building performance simulations and other guiding principles to get you just that.

GREEN BUILDINGS

COOL BUILDINGS (IN HOT PLACES)

SOME OF OUR WORK

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Island Estates - Santa María, Panamá

Climate Analysis

CFD Wind Tunnel

 

City Island Apartments - London, UK

Energy Modeling

Thermal Comfort Analysis

Daylight Analysis

Facade / Shading Optimization

 

La Trobe Pavillion - Melbourne, Australia

Climate Analysis + Predesign

Radiation Analysis

Daylight Analysis

 

Sand Library - Abu Dhabi, UAE

Climate Analysis + Predesign

Shoebox Testing

Custom Facade Analysis

 

Mixed Use Library - London, UK

Radiation Analysis

Daylight Analysis

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Lido Complex - Margate, UK

Thermal Comfort Analysis

Daylight Analysis

 

Casa Castillo - Los Santos, Panamá

Climate Analysis + Predesign

Custom Shading Analysis

Envelope Thermal Analysis

 

SYStainable Community - Linz, Austria

Climate Analysis + Predesign

Conceptual Sustainable Masterplanning

Kunshan Visitor Center - Kunshan, China

Energy Modeling

Thermal Comfort Analysis

Daylight Analysis

Radiation Analysis

Envelope Optimization

 

Aulas Bioclimáticas - Bellavista, Panamá

CFD Wind Tunnel

Thermal Comfort Analysis

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Saltwood House - Langdon Bay, UK

Daylight Analysis

 

Tide Mill Development - Newhaven, UK

Climate Analysis

 

Lote 34 - Ocean Reef, Panamá

Climate Analysis + Predesign

Radiation Analysis

Envelope Thermal Analysis

 

Global Bank - Chitré, Panamá

Climate Analysis + Predesign

Radiation Analysis

Envelope Thermal Analysis

 

CondoR - Guadalajara, México

Climate Analysis

Casa Oliú - Santa María, Panamá

Facade / Shading Optimization

Daylight Analysis

Radiation Analysis

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ONE-TIME BENCHMARKING

Entropica will take an energy snapshot of your project and create a report with results for your project team to assess and integrate.

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ONGOING CONSULTANCY

Entropica will join your project team to constantly aid in the decision-making process. We will provide simulation and design solutions on-demand.

LET'S GET TO WORK

Whether your project is in pre-design phase, ongoing, or completed, we can hop on board with no issues.

One-Time Benchmarking - Ideal for projects looking for compliance or certifications.

Ongoing Consultancy - Ideal for projects looking to inform design with building performance data.

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THE WORLD, ACCORDING TO ENTRÓPICA

SO WHY THE TROPICS?

What's so important about the tropics? It's the region with the fastest growing economy - 20% faster than the rest of the world, according to "State of The Tropics" by James Cook University. It will also hold more than half of the world's population by 2050. As you already know, it's also the heart of the third world, in terms of development and quality of life.

This rapid growth comes with high demand for buildings and infrastructure.

It's the most vulnerable region to climate change, and it's complex and challenging from a building science standpoint.

The tropics also has the least amount of (recent) literature related to building science, bioclimatics, and energy efficiency.

See the opportunity?

CASE STUDIES (UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

In addition to providing building performance tools, we invest time in understanding and describing succesful projects located in the tropics.

Read more about our case studies, or pitch us your project to elaborate one for you.

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SO WHAT "IS" ENTRÓPICA?

Second law of thermodynamics, measure of chaos.

The hot-humid-rainy region of the world sitting between 23° North and South of the Equator.

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ENTROPY + TROPICAL

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PROVEN METHODS ONLY

We rely on a robust simulation toolkit called Ladybug, you've probably heard of it.

 

It’s open source. Sure, we can train your team to use it too.

 

On top of that, we have serious building science experience and a strong team of engineers, LEED AP’s, and designers to back up our claims.

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ONBOARDING WITH ENTROPICA

It's simple, just tell us where you are in the project, and what you want to figure out. We'll take care of the rest.

Charrettes

Climate Models

Conceptual Design

Masterplanning

LEED Documentation

Compliance

Tax Incentives

PRE-DESIGN

DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION

OPERATION

RESEARCH

Energy Modeling

Facade Optimization

Sun + Daylight Studies

HVAC Sizing

Case Studies

Product Literature