Download VE-SBEM

How to set up

Thanks for choosing IES VE-SBEM. Complete the steps below to finalise your setup and request the free licence. 

  1. Install IES VE by following the instructions below.
  2. When the software is installed launch IES VE and then choose Help >> Troubleshooting and note your PIN.
  3. Send your PIN to and request the Free VE-SBEM licence.
  4. You will then receive an email back with instructions when the licence is ready to activate. When activated you will see the SBEM method option in the VE Compliance application.

Remember: if you are interested in ApacheSim DSM method or any other IES VE applications then please email to discuss further and request a trial.

VE Applications Installation

Here you can find the installer for the VE Applications suite. The IESVE Full Installation Package includes both the VE applications installer and the Standard Data and Weather Files installer.

Major versions of the IESVE software can be installed side by side (for example VE 2021 will run alongside an installation of VE 2019 etc) and do not require any licence update for existing applications you already have running.

IES Virtual Environment 2023 Feature Pack 5 Hotfix 2

Version: VE 2023
Released: 20th May 2024

Installation Help

Installation Instructions

Stand Alone Installation

  • Download and follow the Set-Up Wizard
  • Launch IESVE
  • Request Licence Keys when prompted
    • Keys will be issued for the software purchased
    • After licences have been issued the “Keys” directory should not be moved
  • Activate software
  • You will now be able to access all purchased IESVE modules

Network Installation

Download Network Installation pdf

Uninstalling or moving our software

If you wish to uninstall or move the IESVE software once keys have been activated please contact us.  You will need to run IES-Clean and generate an Uninstall PIN.  This is required for us to re-issue keys.

Running multiple versions

Multiple versions of our major releases (e.g. VE 2016, 2017 & 2018) can be installed alongside each other. Therefore you do not need to uninstall previous versions if you so wish. However, project files will be automatically upgraded if opened in a newer version.

System Requirements

Like many computer programs, IESVE requires certain hardware and software specifications in order to install and run. These are basic requirements, though you may want to use our recommended suggestions to improve performance.

The following list of requirements and recommendations apply to the current version. 

Supported Environments

  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10
  • Windows installations on Mac OS via:
    • VMware Fusion
    • Parallels Desktop
    • Boot Camp

Note: IESVE will run on 64bit versions of Windows, but it will run as a 32bit application. Our Radiance, Microflo and SunCast applications support multithreading.

Software Required

  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher
  • .NET Framework 2.0 from Microsoft

Minimum Hardware

  • 1152 x 864 screen resolution
  • Dedicated OpenGL-compliant graphics card
  • 2Ghz+ Intel Pentium / AMD Athlon CPU
  • 2Gb RAM

Recommended Hardware (for large projects)

  • 1280 x 960 screen resolution
  • 256Mb OpenGL v2.1 compliant graphics card
  • Dual core CPU (Intel Core 2, or AMD x2 series)
  • 4Gb RAM

Unsupported Environments

  • Linux
Software Interoperability

Our free interoperability applications are included in the IESVE Applications Suite installation.

Windows installations of the following are needed to use these plug-ins:

  • SketchUp 7.0 or higher
  • SketchUp Pro 7.0 or higher
  • Revit Architecture 2008 or higher
  • Revit MEP 2008 or higher
  • Trelligence Affinity 6

Plug-ins for SketchUp and Revit are automatically installed when host software is present.

Title 24 application approved for use with CBECC v3c.

Getting Help

If you are having any issues with your VE installation, contact our Support team.

Licence Keys

If you are having any issues with requesting license keys, consult our Request License Keys Guide or email

Weather Files

Click here to get the latest weather files for global locations, future climate predictions and CIBSE data for UK Building Regulations Compliance.

Online VE Help

Click here to explore our online VE Help site. Good resources for when you have downloaded the software and are ready to use the VE.

IES Forum

Join the IES VE user community to discuss all things VE, get and share advice with fellow users and share your latest projects.

Not yet tried the VE?

If you have not tried our software before you can get a free 30 day trial by following the link below.