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Feb 2nd 2023
VAV Systems in ApacheHVAC

A Variable Air Volume (VAV) system is one of the most common HVAC systems used in buildings. The basic concept is that the volume of the air entering the thermal zone changes as...

Nov 25th 2022
Python in the VE: VE Scripts - Working with ApacheHVAC

In our latest Python in the VE series article we look at working with ApacheHVAC. What? We create series of functions to help access VE ApacheHVAC component data. We use these...

Oct 13th 2022
Foster + Partners turns to IESVE to close performance-based design gap

Global architecture and engineering practice, Foster + Partners is using IES Virtual Environment (IESVE) to deliver the best environmentally friendly design outcomes for its...

Oct 3rd 2022
Affiliated Engineers Inc. used IESVE to carry out detailed energy modelling for mass timber construction project

Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI) used the IES Virtual Environment (IESVE) to carry out detailed energy modelling for mass timber construction project - Anthony Timberlands...

Sep 27th 2022
Submetering in IESVE and Operational Economics: Santa Fe Senior Village

National Community Renaissance (National CORE) is a Developer/Builder of affordable housing, based in Southern California but with footprint reaching to other regions and States...

Mar 25th 2022
Understanding and Minimizing Unmet Load Hours – A User Guide - Part 4: Identifying problematic HVAC zoning and control issues using manual UMLH tests

Part 4: Identifying problematic HVAC zoning and control issues using manual UMLH tests This article describes the use and application of manual unmet load hour (UMLH) checks and...

Feb 23rd 2022
Understanding and Minimizing Unmet Load Hours – A User Guide - Part 3: How Unmet Load Hours are determined in the IES Virtual Environment

Part 3: How Unmet Load Hours are determined in the IES Virtual Environment   As described in Part 1 of this guide, an unmet load hour is any hour of any day of the year when...

Feb 11th 2022
Understanding and Minimizing Unmet Load Hours – A User Guide - Part 2: Spaces, Dates, and Hours subject to Unmet Load Hours tests

Part 2: Spaces, Dates, and Hours subject to Unmet Load Hours tests    As described in Part 1 of this guide, an unmet load hour is any hour when one or more zones in the...

Dec 16th 2021
Australian energy modelling protocols in state of flux as they adapt to driving net-zero buildings

As the industry strives towards net-zero, Australia is making a number of changes to its building regulations and rating systems to help keep it on track. To help guide our IESVE...

Nov 18th 2021
IESVE used to accurately model the innovative and complex Capital Markets Authority tower in Kuwait

For this project KEO Consultants used a combination of methods, focusing on accurate, time optimized, and result-oriented modeling techniques.  The IESVE enabled the KEO...

Jun 14th 2021
IESVE Client Review: Crookes Walker Consulting

Crookes Walker Consulting has been using the IES Virtual Environment on the majority of its projects for the past year and is now planning to roll it out across the...

May 24th 2021
Understanding and Minimizing Unmet Load Hours – A User Guide - Part: 1 Understanding Unmet Load Hours (UMLHs)

Part 1: Understanding Unmet Load Hours (UMLHs)  In this, Part 1 of our Unmet Load Hours series, we dive into the fundamentals of UMLHs—much more so than the...

Apr 7th 2021
VE User Award: Tampa International Airport - Cory Duggin, TLC

Credit: image above provided by HNTB, the prime consultant for the Tampa International Airport Curbside expansion project. As we continue to highlight the excellent entries...

Mar 19th 2021
IES collaborate with R2M to roll out ICL Digital Twin Technology at Politecnico di Milano

IES have been collaborating with R2M Solution for many years, with R2M being one of the most successful resellers in Europe for the IES Virtual Environment (IESVE). The companies...

Mar 17th 2021
VE User Award - Harry Sharples, AECOM: North East Healthcare Hub, Glasgow

Continuing with our case studies for the runners-up of the VE User of the Year Award, this week we showcase the fantastic work of Harry Sharples from AECOM. His entry focussed...

Mar 11th 2021
VE User Award – Anthony Scaccia, TLC: High-Performance in Healthcare – from ASHRAE 209 to ASHRAE 170

As we continue to highlight the great work of our VE User Award prize winners, we move on to our Runners-up. First up is Anthony Scaccia, Mechanical Engineer from TLC Engineering...