Will both Part L 2010 & Part L 2013 Regulations be included?
Yes, assuming users have a valid licence for both Part L 2010 and Part L 2013. We are offering users who already have Part L 2010 a discount on Part L 2013 until June 2014. Contact your sales representative for more details or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I already have Part L 2010, do i not get a key for Part L 2013?
No, users will need to contact their sales representative to add Part L 2013 to their package. Again, we are offering users who already have Part L 2010 a discount on Part L 2013 until June 2014.
Will my results change from Part L 2010 to Part L 2013?
Yes, for Part L 2013 BRE are predicting a 9% aggregate reduction. From our own tests we have found this to vary significantly between building types with some buildings showing a 8 to 9% reduction and in others cases it can be a lot higher.
Will my results changes from Part L 2010 in VE 2013 to Part L 2010 in VE 2014
Yes, from running the official test cases in both versions we have noticed a change in results for Part L 2010. This is due to corrections made to the NCM Database issued by BRE which is used for both 2010 and 2013 regulations. We have also made a few updates which are detailed in the VE 2014 release notes.
NCM Template Updates [ID-]: A number of fixes and updates are made to the NCM Templates which affect existing regulations (including Part L2 2010) ApacheSim methods so as to match recent NCM Modelling Guide and NCM Activities Database updates;
We encourage users who have noticed a change in their BER/TER after upgrading to VE 2014 to look at their results in Vista as it will help in understanding why the results have changed.