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Feb 27th 2024
SPHERA: Energy modelling for Sustainability Projects using IESVE

SPHERA has been successfully using the IES Virtual Environment (IESVE) for their clients’ sustainability projects, primarily for bioclimatic simulations and energy...

Feb 22nd 2024
NECB Compliance: Your Questions Answered

Our IESVE software is now officially approved for National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2020 compliance. NECB 2020 (released in March 2022) outlines rules for...

Feb 20th 2024
Python in the VE: VE Scripts - Infiltration Scaled off Wind Speed

The latest article from our Python in the VE series explores how infiltration can be scaled off wind speed. What? In this article we look at a script that creates data in a CSV...

Feb 6th 2024
High-Performance Building Design and IESVE

High-performance buildings (HPBs) stand as a testament to the evolutionary strides made in architectural and engineering practices, transitioning from traditional construction...

Jan 31st 2024
ASHRAE Heat Balance Method Versus Radiant Time Series

The calculation of cooling loads in building and HVAC system design is a critical task that requires precision and understanding of thermal dynamics. This article presents a...

Jan 22nd 2024
CIBSE TM52, TM59 & Part O: Overheating Assessments with IES

Overheating is an area of growing concern for building design, with global temperature rises presenting complex challenges when it comes to balancing occupant comfort, health and...

Jan 5th 2024
Why in-use building performance evaluation should be a net-zero priority for businesses in 2024

The following viewpoint initially featured in edie's Net-Zero November 2023 summary report. For further net-zero insights, covering everything from green policy and...

Jan 4th 2024
OneClick LCA launch new MEP Carbon Tool offering 90 days FREE access to IES customers

We’re delighted to share the news that our partner OneClickLCA has launched a new MEP Carbon Tool which allows you to decarbonise your MEP systems, use CIBSE TM65 data to consider...

Jan 3rd 2024
IESVE Officially Approved for Compliance with NECB 2020

Only tool capable of automatically creating the NECB 2020 reference building and reports for all Canadian provinces and territories  We’re delighted to announce that the...

Dec 11th 2023
BERDO 2.0: Decarbonizing Boston

As part of its 2019 Climate Action Plan strategy and following suit from Local Law 84 (LL84) in New York City, the City of Boston introduced an ordinance applying energy...

Nov 15th 2023
Digital Upskilling for a Net Zero Built Environment

In an ever-evolving digital landscape, almost every sector is having to step up their digital skills to keep up with the rapid pace of change. The AEC sector, of course, is no...

Oct 30th 2023
Energy Cost Analysis in IESVE using the Tariff Tool

“Time-of-Use” (TOU) Electricity Rates Most of the electricity utilities in North America use the “Time-of-Use” (TOU) rate schedules for commercial and industrial sectors. In the...

Oct 23rd 2023
How CBRE are leveraging IES technology to deliver improved sustainability outcomes in the commercial real estate sector

The CBRE team in Europe are championing the use of IES software to help deliver accurate insights to their commercial real estate clients on how to optimise the energy and carbon...

Oct 3rd 2023
ASHRAE Competition Winners: Stantec’s CO2 Crew

The 2023 ASHRAE Lowdown Showdown Competition recently took place in Austin TX at the annual Building Performance Analysis Conference.  The highlight of the conference is the...

Aug 7th 2023
IESVE used by BAM to future proof a number of UK schools for predicted Climate Change

BAM’s Design team (BAM Design) have been using IES Virtual Environment (IESVE or VE) for the past 10 years to carry out performance modelling on over fifty UK schools as part of...

Jul 19th 2023
Python in the VE: VE Scripts – Adding new features to the Parametric scripts

In our latest Python in the VE article we look at adding new features to the Parametric scripts.  What? The IES TM54 training seminar (& related article) demonstrates...