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Content Type : technical-insight
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...

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...

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...

Jul 11th 2023
Hourly Carbon Emissions Factors in IESVE Software

Whole Building Lifecycle carbon accounting has three requirements: Embodied (initial) carbon of materials and processes to construct a building Operational carbon emitted to...

Apr 20th 2023
Python in the VE: VE Scripts - Parametric Uncertainty

In our latest Python in the VE article we discuss Parametric Uncertainty. What? The IES TM54 training seminar (& related article) demonstrates how to use the Python tools...

Mar 29th 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...

Mar 14th 2023
Python in the VE: VE Scripts - using a GUI with VE Scripts

This article from our Python in the VE series will discuss using a GUI. What? We build a dialog with user entry boxes, a box, buttons, code that creates a room group s chema,...

Feb 20th 2023
Python in the VE: VE Scripts – working with National Grid carbon intensity web-based data; making freeform profiles and APP files

In our latest Python in the VE article series we cover working with National Grid carbon intensity web-based data; making freeform profiles and APP files. What? We access...

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...

Jan 9th 2023
Python in the VE: VE Scripts - Working With MacroFlo and Model Openings

In this article from our VE-Python series we look at working with MarcoFlo and model openings.  What? We use GET and SET methods with MacroFlo opening types. We also use GET...

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 17th 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 25th 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...