“SketchUp” School has released their latest video tutorial, and it’s on using the VE SketchUp plug-in to create more sustainable buildings and homes.   The plug-in and the VE-Ware tool are completely free!
Join Mike in these videos as he shows you how to run an energy analysis on a massing model using the IES plug-in for SketchUp and then he takes a more advanced SketchUp model and begins to fine tune the energy analysis. Work along with him as he makes multiple tweaks to the energy intensive components of the model, working towards getting the 3D model to comply with the Architecture 2030 challenge.

The show is in two parts and is available from the following links:

The SketchUp Show #51: IES VE SketchUp plug-in for Energy Analysis (Part 1)
The SketchUp Show #52: IES VE SketchUp plug-in for Energy Analysis (Part 2)

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Visit www.iesve.com to find out more about the software.