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May 7th 2024
VE User of the Year Europe: Riccardo Armari, RISE

Congratulations to Riccardo Armari, who impressed the IES judges with his in-depth use of modelling to help design a hospital HVAC system, using dynamic energy simulation IESVE...

May 1st 2024
VE User of the Year Australasia: Karan Sinsinwar, AECOM

Congratulations to Karan Sinsinwar from AECOM in Singapore, who won the Australasian VE User of the Year. Karan and the team at AECOM demonstrated in-depth modelling and great...

Apr 24th 2024
VE User of the Year South America: Alexander Beleno, Greenloop

Alexander submitted an excellent entry, highlighting the use of IESVE modelling and simulation tools for a laboratory complex in Colombia. Building performance This case study...

Apr 23rd 2024
How to Control Fuel Switching between Electric Heat Pumps and Fossil Fuel Boilers or Use CO2 refrigerant Heat Pumps for low ambient building and DWH heat

During the recent webinar, "Using IESVE for Loads, Sizing and Heat Pump Modeling to Achieve Decarbonization" I was asked an intriguing question by an engineer who was attempting...

Apr 17th 2024
VE User of the Year Canada: Eoghan Hayes, Edge Sustainability

Congratulations to Eoghan, who won VE User of the Year in Canada for Edge Sustainability. This project stood out for sheer scale, both in terms of physical size, data management...

Apr 11th 2024
VE User of the Year Academic Winner: Akief Hakim bin Azman, Graduate from Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi MARA Sri Gading, Malaysia

Congratulations to Akief, who won the academic category for VE User of the Year. An academic project for the Green Building graduate course The objective was to model KKTM Sri...

Apr 8th 2024
University of Liverpool - IES Live Energy Management & HVAC Refurbishment Tracking & Verification

IES Live installed on University of Liverpool campus building to improve operational energy performance and assess the impact of an implemented HVAC refurbishment. The University...

Apr 5th 2024
UK VE User of the Year Award and Overall Global Winner: Asmar Ul Hassan, Hoare Lea

Congratulations to Asmar for his exceptional submission to anticipate the operational energy yield of this complex project. It is a good example of the balancing act which today’s...

Mar 11th 2024
Effective HVAC Mechanical Thermal Zoning and IESVE

This overview aims to explore the underpinnings, design considerations, and systematic methodologies pivotal to the effective implementation of zoning within HVAC...

Feb 28th 2024
VE User of the Year Award 2023: And the winners are…

Based on popular demand we’re delighted to have brought back our VE User of the Year award. The award sought to find the most innovative use of the VE on a project, either...

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...

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...

Jun 6th 2023
UMC delivers outstanding energy modeling and analysis with IESVE

In the past three years, IESVE users at UMC have delivered some impressive results for their clients. By delivering a calibrated model for a large medical center to identify 45%...

Mar 30th 2023
A Deep Dive into the Water-Energy Nexus

The Water-Energy Nexus considers the interrelationship between water and energy. E.g. Power plants consume water for cooling systems, and Water plants consume power for treatment...