The IES VE-Toolkits are intended to guide early design decisions through quick iterative assessments
The greatest impact on sustainability is made in the earliest design stages, when time is short and feedback needs to be rapid. With the VE-Toolkits the quantitative understanding of building energy performance can now be a collaborative effort between architects and engineers.
Use the IES VE-Toolkits to...
Conduct performance analysis from CAD models at earliest stages:
Leverage models developed in SketchUp and other platforms to develop performance analysis at the
earliest stages of design. The IES VE-Toolkits are accessible via our plug-ins to SketchUp and Autodesk®, Revit®, or via our gbXML connection.
Quantify and test feasibility of early design ideas across climate,energy, daylight, water and LEED:
Quantify impacts across a range of areas to inform ‘design direction’ as well as evaluate trade-offs, such as the impact a % glazing increase has on daylight distribution as well as annual energy consumption.
Intregrate ‘Cycles of Analysis’into the design process:
Analyse one set of design ideas, make changes to the model and create another set of results for
comparative analysis. The IES VE-Toolkits are designed to deliver this quickly – easily imported real
climate data and a choice of data-sets related to typical building properties eliminates the need
for architects to search out detailed information.
Choose your VE-Toolkit
The following VE-Toolkits are available to purchase on their own or together:
Significantly enhanced with new capabilities this VE-Toolkit interrogates; climate, natural resources, building metrics, construction materials, energy, carbon, daylight, solar-shading, water, low & zero-carbon technologies, and ASHRAE/CIBSE heating & cooling loads.
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