VE-Ware

Free energy and carbon plug-in for SketchUpTM and Revit®

Yes, completely free whole-building annual energy and carbon usage tool.  Accessed by the IES plug-ins to Google SketchUp™ (also free) or Autodesk® Revit®, VE-Ware is a way for everyone to get involved in the drive for energy efficiency in buildings – IES believes everyone should have the capability to understand “how well does my building perform?”

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What does it do?

  • Suitable for all building types across worldwide locations
  • Easy to use – produce results at the touch of a few buttons
  • Data entry and outputs are managed for you
  • Uses full technical capabilities of IES’s powerful dynamic thermal simulation
  • Based on real climate data and typical characteristics of buildings and systems

Reports on

  • Annual energy consumption
  • Annual CO2 emissions
  • US benchmark against the 2030 Challenge
  • UK SBEM regulation compliance (Using free VE-SBEM)
  • New Zealand regulation compliance
  • Climate Energy Metric that shows potential energy use derived from climate characteristics within a global contex

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Unrivalled Interoperability

Integrating Performance Analysis into the heart of the design process, IES offers an unrivaled interoperability with other CAD design and analysis tools.

  • Dedicated Plug-in Toolbar
  • Dedicated SketchUp Plug-in Toolbar
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