VE for Engineers
Innovative award-winning and in-depth suite of the Integrated Analysis tools
Whether working on a new build or renovation project, IESVE for Engineers allows you to choose from a variety of applications and mix and match to suit your needs. You can use the suite to test different design options, identify best passive solutions, compare low-carbon technologies, and draw conclusions on energy use, CO2 emissions, occupant comfort, light levels, airflow, Part L, BREEAM, LEED, EPC ratings, and much more. The analysis applications all share one central integrated data model. Saving time and facilitating an integrated design approach, you can adjust and hone the model without duplication. IESVE for Engineers allows you to easily visualise and communicate results at a highly detailed level. Our results analysis and reporting capabilities are about more than just aesthetics. They offer extensive, clear and diagrammatic technical information and visualisation.
3D MODELLING & BIM INTEROPERABILITY
Model from scratch directly in the VE or connect with SketchUP, Revit and other BIM packages.
Passive solar heating, eliminate solar gains in cooling season, optimize solar shading for daylight and PV panel optimisation
WHOLE-BUILDING ENERGY SIMULATION
Daylight-integrated, airflow integrated, solar integrated, HVAC integrated. 8,760 hourly simulation, 1-minute time-steps, etc
DAYLIGHT SIMULATION AND LIGHTING DESIGN
Daylighting for LEED and BREEAM, electric lighting design, glare prediction, daylight harvesting, daylight autonomy, user-specified visualizations.
HVAC SYSTEMS SIZING AND OPTIMIZATION
HVAC Sizing for rooms, zones and central HVAC systems. CIBSE and ASHRAE Heat Balance Methods are available, with additional extensive capabilities.
Natural Ventilation, Overheating Assessments, CFD Airflow (internal and external), mixed-mode ventilation, Thermal Comfort, ASHRAE 62.1 & 170.
CLIMATE ANALYSIS AND WEATHER
Includes early stage bioclimatic reports and design priorities, solar optimization, site airflow, Masterplanning and psychrometrics.
RENEWABLE ENERGY DESIGN & OPTIMIZATION
Renewable energy analysis includes annual energy prediction for geometric & parametric photovoltaics panels, HVAC-integrated solar hot-water heating & wind energy.
UK & IRELAND REGULATIONS
Complete 3D compliance solutions for all regions of the UK and Ireland
Solutions for global compliance assessments
LEED analysis tools that help streamline and assist the LEED certification process
LIFE-CYCLE COST ANALYSIS
Assess capital costs, life-cycle costing and environmental impacts from the 3D model’s construction materials and systems etc.
PARAMETRIC & MODEL OPTIMISATION
Reduce the time you spend running simulations, test more scenarios and quickly arrive at the design with the optimal performance.
POST OCCUPANCY / MEASUREMENT & VERIFICATION
Bring design models closer to reality by using data from actual or benchmark buildings of similar types. Or use real data from a building to improve handovers and post occupancy operation.
Elevator simulation, occupant evacuation and movement simulation.