Following on from his online VE demonstration with the Performance Network, IES’ Nathan Kegel will now host a webinar with Energy-Models.com on Wednesday, May 11th at 12 noon (CST). This is a good opportunity for those in North America (and beyond) to get a demonstration of our powerful, fully-integrated suite of building analysis tools that can be used at all stages of building design and operation. You will also get a sneak peak of the new features that will be included in VE 2016.
So what topics can you expect to be covered in this web demo?
- Integration with Revit and SketchUp
- New ModelIt features to rapidly generate concept models without errors
- Early-stage and conceptual analysis and design tools (climate, bioclimate, energy, loads, daylight, solar shading, comfort, etc.)
- Detailed analysis and design tools (energy, loads, HVAC systems, whole building analysis, etc.)
- Airflow modeling tools (CFD)
- Thermal comfort modeling (ASHRAE 55 and adaptive comfort models)
- Automation of ASHRAE 90.1 baseline models and reports
- Compliance with other rating systems, codes and standards (Title 24, LEED, BREEAM, etc.)
- HVAC load calculations in compliance with ASHRAE Heat Balance Method for both room load calculation and HVAC system sizing
- Detailed HVAC systems modeling in ApacheHVAC including new features like ice storage, fan filter components, and more robust control options for waterside systems
- Detailed model results viewers and analysis built-in
- Using free form datasets to more easily calibrate energy simulation to building operational data
We will also introduce you to ISM (VE 2016, due out this summer). What can you expect from ISM?
- Faster and more efficient workflow
- Significantly improved access, layout, labeling and editing
- Consolidation of user inputs and derived parameters within ApacheHVAC
- Visual feedback as to the current state of user editing and autosizing steps for each HVAC network
- Replacement of ASHRAE 62.1 Table 6-3 method with the much more robust more broadly applicable 62.1 Appendix A method
- Integrated support of ASHRAE 170
- Support for the Demand Controlled Ventilation (DCV) requirements of ASHRAE 90.1-2013