New IES component released for Breathing Buildings low energy hybrid ventilation system
09th March 2017
IES and Breathing Buildings have announced the release of a new performance component, now available in the IES Virtual Environment (IESVE) software suite. The Breathing Buildings’ Natural Ventilation with Heat Recycling (NVHR) component uses IES Navigator technology to streamline and automate the integration of the component with the 3D building model. The NVHR Navigator includes guidance for Part L2 (UK) and provides automated CIBSE TM52 reportage.
The IESVE for Engineers suite features a library of predefined 3D component representations of manufacturers systems that can be dragged easily from a catalogue of products onto a building model constructed within the IESVE. Performance and energy savings can then be assessed in an open and transparent process so that users can be confident in the performance of their chosen systems.
The NVHR Navigator has several features such as in-model checks and model warnings to help users ensure the system is set up correctly. In-model colour coding is a useful feature to show that the model is correctly set up in preparation for simulation. The use of the Navigators step-by-step feature for Breathing Buildings NVHR enables ease of use for first time users.
“Our NVHR system is an easily installed, high-performing natural solution to the problems involved in ventilating school buildings & offices. Creating significant energy and capital expenditure savings through clever design, harnessing the heat gains characteristic of these types of buildings. The new ‘drag, drop & play’ capabilities in IESVE make passing regulations easier than it’s ever been.” – John Gunn, Breathing Buildings.
Craig Wheatley, Technical Director at IES added, “We are very pleased to collaborate with Breathing Buildings on the integration of this performance component. We recognise the need for our customers to test and validate products within their design models to ensure accurate and high performing designs, and this collaboration helps us deliver the means to do this.”
To find out more about the new Breathing Building component within IESVE, please visit http://www.iesve.com/software/ve-for-engineers/manufacturer-tools/breathing-buildings for more information.