Even though this is news from before Christmas it is worth mentioning that the BPA (Building Performance Analysis) software makers are preparing for the new version of LEED 4.0.

IES Integrated Environmental Solutions announced that the second feature pack of the latest release VE 2013 is available to download from the IES download centre.

Latest Feature Summary:

  • New VE-Navigator for ASHRAE 90.1 (LEED® energy) for use with LEED version 4
  • Daylight Autonomy calculation methodologies
    • Spatial daylight autonomy (sDA)
    • Annual Sunlight Exposure (ASE)
  • OTTV Calculations for Malaysia and Hong Kong
  • Additional enhancements
    • ModelViewer II: quick views / textural ordering
    • New alert manager
    • MacroFlo variables in Tab Edit
    • ModelIT Toolbar