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Content Type : Technical Insight
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...

Nov 2nd 2022
The Impact of Weather File Selection

This article is the first one of a series discussing “Net Zero” strategies by investigating modelling approaches to bridge the performance gap and ultimately improve the...

Oct 18th 2022
Python in the VE: VE Scripts – Working with Constructions

In our ninth Python in the VE article, we focus on working with constructions. What? We use GET and SET methods to access VE construction data. To use them you need to navigate...

Sep 26th 2022
Model Geometry Tips for Detailed Design Development (DD) Phases with IESVE Software

In Part 1, “Model Geometry Tips for Schematic Design (SD) Phases”, we reviewed five important tools and techniques for early-phase design.  During later stages of design,...

Sep 26th 2022
Model Geometry Tips for Schematic Design (SD) Phases with IESVE Software

During the early phases of a project design, e.g. Schematic Design (SD), architects and engineers typically require schematic-level model geometry of a building in order to...

Aug 15th 2022
Python in the VE: VE Scripts - Working With Room Data

This article in our Python in the VE series focuses on working with room data.  What? We use GET and SET methods to access VE data. To use them you need to navigate the API...

Jul 11th 2022
Python in the VE: VE Scripts – Working with Geometry

Our latest article in our VE-Python series covers working with geometry. What? In VE Python it is sensible to limit room geometry adjustments to changes in %...

Jul 5th 2022
Dave's Top Tip: Weather Files & Part L 2021

Dave's "Top Tip" 12 With the release of Part L2 2021 Building Regulations, many building modellers are raising questions over which weather files to use. My Weather Files folder...

May 30th 2022
Python in the VE: VE Scripts - TM54:2022 example

Our latest article in our VE-Python series covers using VE scripts for TM54:2022 and an example of this. What? We use scripts from the example parametric scripts suite for a...

Apr 5th 2022
Dave's Top Tip: What tools are you using for early design stage analysis?

Dave’s "Top Tip" 11 The benefits of using IESVE at the detailed design stage are well documented, but the biggest impact on any project is at the earliest stages. Yes, there’s...

Mar 30th 2022
Python in the VE: VE Scripts – Accessing Weather Data & Calculating Degree Days

For this article in our VE Python series we look at accessing weather data & calculating degree days. What? Two scripts ... a module for calculating degree days which then...

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 28th 2022
Python in the VE: VE Scripts - Accessing Results

Next in our 'how to' series for VE-Python, we look at accessing results.  What? How to access Apache simulation results (APS, HTG, CLG files) at different levels in the...

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...

Nov 25th 2021
Python in the VE: VE Scripts – APS / Vista variables & units

Our next ‘how to’ guide for VE-Python covers VE Scripts –APS / Vista variables & units What? This VE Script interrogates an APS file and lists all the variables with display...