New Software Release from IES Ltd.: IESVE 2019 is Available for Download Now
IESVE 2019 was released at the end of June and is available at www.iesve.com/VE2019. The IESVE 2019 software release includes many exciting new features for architects, engineers and building designers.
1. SCHEMATIC GEOMETRY WIZARD
The Schematic Geometry Wizard allows quick and easy 3D model creation for building performance analysis. The designer is tasked with selecting basic geometric inputs for the Building Footprint, Orientation, Number of Floors, Percentage window-to-wall, etc. After the schematic building design is created, the model is ready for the next phase of performance analysis:
2. GLAZING DATABASE AND TRANSLUCENT SHADES
The glazing database includes all of the popular commercial glazing manufacturers such as Viracon, Vitro (formerly PPG), Saint Gobain, Pilkington and also includes dynamic (moveable) glazing options and some external translucent shading options. This database also includes all local code baseline glazing specifications for IECC, ASHRAE 90.1 & Title 24.
3. DAYLIGHT GLARE PROBABILITY AND SPEED ENHANCEMENTS
There are many daylight and glare metrics available in IESVE 2019 for façade & building design. The latest addition includes Daylight Glare Probability (DGP). Speed enhancements include options to use the GPU via Accelerad, edit the sky-resolution (number of patches) and integration between Apache & RadianceIES.
4. INTEGRATION WITH THE AIA 2030 COMMITMENT
IESVE 2019 includes a simple 1-click Navigator tool which sends building data and building energy model results to the AIA 2030 Design Data Exchange (DDx), so that designers can track the performance of the building and portfolio of buildings against the AIA 2030 Commitment.
5. ENERGY MODEL OUTPUT REPORT
IESVE 2019 includes a new graphic-rich building performance output report, which includes metrics for energy, cost, carbon & peak demands. IES Ltd have also summarized the extended range of energy performance metrics available in IESVE 2019.
6. HVAC SYSTEM DESIGN WIZARD
IESVE 2019 includes a new HVAC System Design Wizard that automatically creates multiple detailed ApacheHVAC systems with assigns zones and plant-based equipment. The HVAC System Design Wizard includes an automated sequencing of actions, including room loads, system sizing, energy simulation and report generation. The HVAC System Design Wizard can be launched in ‘Compliance-mode’ which automatically creates the HVAC-systems for ASHRAE/IECC/NECB baseline models.
7. FLORIDA CODE COMPLIANCE
As part of IES’ ongoing commitment to providing energy code-compliance solutions in North America, IESVE Software is now certified by the Florida Building Commission for the 2017 Florida Energy Code.
8. LG VARIABLE REFRIGERANT FLOW
The ApacheHVAC Application of IESVE 2019 has an air-source VRF and water-source VRF system available for selection, with performance curves for LG’s Multi V equipment. The VRF systems can operate in heat pump or heat recovery mode.
9. ENHANCED BIM INTEGRATION
IESVE 2019 Software also provides enhanced BIM integration functionality in the VE Start Page. The import functionality allows for optional levels of detail from the gbXML, IFC or veXML file.
10. ONE CLICK LCA NAVIGATOR
IESVE 2019 includes a simple 1-click Navigator tool which sends building model data to One Click LCA software to achieve LEED® credits (v4, v4.1, and v3) and to quantify the environmental impacts of a building over its lifetime.
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