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Author : Liam%20Buckley
Oct 3rd 2023
ASHRAE Competition Winners: Stantec’s CO2 Crew

The 2023 ASHRAE Lowdown Showdown Competition recently took place in Austin TX at the annual Building Performance Analysis Conference.  The highlight of the conference is the...

Sep 27th 2022
ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference Competition Winners: DLR Group

Congratulations to the designers from DLR Group who won the ASHRAE LowDown Showdown Design Competition at the 2022 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild (BPACS) in...

Aug 4th 2022
ASHRAE Headquarters exemplifies Net-Zero Energy building design

ASHRAE are one of the foremost industry pioneers in the decarbonization of the built environment and their new global Headquarters building in Atlanta, renovated to operate as a...

Jul 14th 2021
A Major Upgrade for High-Performance Building Design in California

IES Ltd. has provided a major upgrade to the construction industry in California with the release of IESVE 2021 Feature Pack 2 Software. The new software design tool combines two...

Apr 7th 2021
VE User Award: Tampa International Airport - Cory Duggin, TLC

Credit: image above provided by HNTB, the prime consultant for the Tampa International Airport Curbside expansion project. As we continue to highlight the excellent entries...

Mar 11th 2021
VE User Award – Anthony Scaccia, TLC: High-Performance in Healthcare – from ASHRAE 209 to ASHRAE 170

As we continue to highlight the great work of our VE User Award prize winners, we move on to our Runners-up. First up is Anthony Scaccia, Mechanical Engineer from TLC Engineering...

Feb 24th 2021
VE User of the Year Award, North American Winner – Miles Martschink: ASHRAE Loads, Automation by Python, and Airflow with CFD

Meet Miles Martschink; the North American regional winner of our 2020 VE User of the year competition.  To celebrate Miles’ winning entry, we wish to highlight the impressive...

Feb 10th 2021
VE User Award Academic Winner: Osama Hasan

IES were delighted to announce the academic winner for the 2020 IESVE User of the Year Competition: Osama Hasan from San Francisco State University.  Osama, a graduate...

Feb 4th 2021
VE User of the Year Award Global Winner – Mike Radio: Curtain Walls, Chilled Beams and Cogeneration

We recently announced the winners of our brand new VE User of the year competition. To celebrate them, we will be posting case studies of their entries over the coming weeks and...

Dec 8th 2020
CFD Simulation for Hospital Operating Rooms (ORs)

CFD Simulation is an important tool for designing ventilation systems in critical healthcare facilities. Given a typical Operating Room (OR), ‘ASHRAE Standard 170 - Ventilation of...

Sep 16th 2020
Simulating Ventilation Strategies to Reduce Risks of Indoor Infectious Disease Transmission

As building design & HVAC system operation continues to react to the virus responsible for the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, there has been an increased focus on the...

Jun 25th 2020
ASHRAE Heating & Cooling Load Calculations

The ASHRAE Heat Balance Method was first defined as the preferred method for Load Calculations in the 2001 ASHRAE Handbook—Fundamentals, and it is now the most widely adopted...

Apr 10th 2019
TEN Key Daylight & Electric Light Metrics

This short article summarizes ten key daylighting & electric lighting metrics that building designers are required to consider for various international building rating...

Apr 10th 2019
TEN Key Building Energy Metrics

Prediction of building energy consumption & associated carbon emissions are common tasks in the building design & compliance industry. However, the regional metrics that...

Jan 11th 2019
ASHRAE's New Hourly Profiles for Plug Loads

The December 2018 Feature of ASHRAE’s eSociety highlighted the updated weekday & weekend power consumption profiles for various office equipment. These new sub-hourly profiles...

Mar 27th 2018
Condensation Prediction with IESVE Software

Did you know  there are up to three different approaches you can take to predicting condensation in a building design, using IESVE software? In this DiscoverIES post, we...