The IES Consulting team are highly experienced in virtual building analysis for clients across the world. Our expertise covers numerous modelling protocols and green building rating schemes, enabling you to choose a design solution that not only complies with local regulations but also creates the best possible building for your client, taking cognizance of the cost of proposed interventions. The same simulation can be used to assess compliance with SANS 10400-XA and achieve extra credits with Green Star, reducing the duplication of work.
Our services include:
IES can assess compliance with SANS 10400-XA (2011) either by:
Our software is certified by Agrément South Africa as fit for thermal modelling or calculation purposes in terms of the National Building Regulations, specifically for use in regulation XA.
In addition an IES employee is active on the committee for SANS 10400-XA as our commitment to local development.
Hot Water Systems
Our mechanical team can prove, using our certified software that the proposed hot water heating system provides at least 50% (volume fraction) of the annual average hot water heating requirement by means other than electrical resistance heating.
Energy Use, Energy Demand and Consumption
IES can assess proposed shading to fenestration is sufficient for the building site and orientation through model visuals providing feedback to guide design considerations.
We assess the building envelope in its entirety, including the impact from: