- England & Wales – Part L2 (2010 & 2006) and EPCs (2010)
- N. Ireland – Part F (2006) and EPCs (2010)
- Scotland – Section 6 (2010 & 2007) and EPCs (2010)
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VE-DSM is a dynamic Simulation software tool for UK compliance that is approved by the regional regulatory bodies CLG, SBS, DFPNI. It models energy inputs and outputs over time in relation to hourly weather data.
Why VE-DSM? It is widely accepted both by government and industry experts that SBEM is not always sufficiently sophisticated to provide an accurate assessment of a building’s energy efficiency. IES’s VE-DSM software is the leading accredited dynamic simulation (DSM) route to UK compliance and is used by most of the UK’s top designers.
Dynamic Simulation for any non-dwelling
You must use DSM instead of SBEM methodology for complex non-dwellings, but it also offers many advantages when used instead of SBEM on any non-dwelling.
IES’s software allows users to easily integrate other domestic and non-domestic UK compliance calculations along with performance analysis, so you can compare and contrast how meeting compliance criteria and EPC ratings actually affect building performance.
IES has also created integrated plug-ins to Google SketchUp™ and Autodesk® Revit®, meaning users can uniquely undertake these compliance calculations directly from a SketchUp or Revit model if desired.
The UK’s top designers choose VE-DSM because it offers the sophistication of DSM and the many advantages associated with using this method instead of SBEM. It also uses the same clear and straight forward data input as they use in their designs.
Please note that VE-DSM works in conjunction with CIBSE Weather Files.
Part L (2006)
- England & Wales – Part L2 (2006)
- N. Ireland – Part F (2006)
Part L (2010)
- England & Wales – Part L2 (2010) and EPCs (2010)
- N. Ireland – EPCs (2010)
Section 6 (2007)
- Scotland – Section 6 (2007)
Section 6 (2010)
- Scotland – Section 6 (2010) and EPCs (2010)
Training and accreditation
To become an Energy Assessor for Level 5 IES offers training and accreditation in association with our Accreditation partners: BRE; CIBSE Certification; ecmk Ltd; Elmhurst Energy; NHER; Quidos; Sterling Accreditation and Stroma. For more details click here.
Integrating Performance Analysis into the heart of the design process, IES offers an unrivaled interoperability with other CAD design and analysis tools.