Posts tagged "IES"

Daylight Factors and Nine out of Ten Daylight Simulation Programs Agree

This is a very interesting post on All Things Lighting on the history and reason behind the Daylight Factor as well as a comparison of ten daylight simulation programs with a surprising result .. Calculating daylight factors requires a 3D CAD model and daylight simulation software, if only to accurately model the spatial luminance distribution...

VE 2013 Feature Pack 2 is Available to Download

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...

IES VE 2013 Released

IES Virtual Environment 2013 includes updated plugins for the latest versions of Sketchup and Revit. For a detailed look at all enhancements take a look at the New Features document.

VE 2012 Feature Pack 2 Hotfix 1 Now Available for Download

A new hotfix for VE 2012 Feature Pack 2 is now available from the IES Download Centre.

VE 2012 Feature Pack 1 Hotfix 3 is Now Available for Download

VE 2012 Feature Pack 1 Hotfix 3 is now available for download A new hotfix for VE 2012 Feature Pack 1 is now available to download from the IES Download Centre. This hotfix addresses the following key issues in ApacheHVAC: Unique ID’s are assigned to condenser water loop and heat rejection device when copying a...

IES VE 2012 Feature Pack 1 Hotfix 2 is now Available for Download

A new hotfix for VE 2012 Feature Pack 1 is now available to download from the IES Download Centre. Existing users of VE 2012 can upgrade to the latest version now by downloading and applying the patch. For a full list of the changes contained within hotfix 2, please download the release notes.

IES VE 2012 Feature Pack 1 now with Revit 2013 Compatibility

IES just announced that the first feature pack of the latest release VE 2012 is now available to download from the IES download centre. Latest Features Summary: Enhancements to Solar Analysis results in SunCast (VE-Pro) Save/Load results option added so there is no need to re-run simulation if exiting SunCast or closing project Multi-core Support...

Building Performance Modeling Case Study by CBT Architects

CBT Architects present how they are integrating IES building performance analysis into their design process using the Fitchburg State Science Project as an example for this Case Study. This an interesting insight into how this architectural firm is going about incorporating early stage analysis into their processes, BIM and working in a more integrated manner...

IES Offers Free Access to VE-Navigator for LEED

The VE-Navigator for LEED provides an automated and comprehensive analysis assessment of LEED credits for daylighting, comfort, water and renewables. Its step-by-step user-friendly structure allows the user to input and manipulate exact building data to ensure an accurate and streamlined process, which produces reports suitable for use with LEED letter templates. Users can also increase...

IES Virtual Environment: New Version 6.5 is now 2012

VE 2012 was just released and contains some important new solar analysis features. VE-Pro Suncast users can now view solar intensity/exposure on a 3D model, determine their own parameters for analysis (such as time period and resolution) and quickly understand the intensity of the sun externally on the building façade. VE 2012 also includes other...

Connecting ArchiCAD and IES via gbXML

This video demonstrates the connection from ArchiCAD to IES via gbXML: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icPPCX2VaLs] Read more on connecting ArchiCAD and IES on the IES website ..

Computational Fluid Dynamics with IES Q&A on Green BIM Network

Computational Fluid Dynamics is a complex area of analysis seeing increased use on innovative projects, as recognized in the last edition of Architectural Record. Read an interview with Dr. Liam Harrison from IES here on the Green BIM Network.