Future designers and engineers will play a big part in reducing carbon emissions with clean technology and sustainable building design. Learning how to use the appropriate building performance analytics software is an essential requirement for any graduate engineer or architect.
Giving the future of the industry the opportunity to employ real-world analysis skills and techniques in the classroom is incredibly important. That’s why we are offering heavily discounted software and training packages using the IESVE software which gives architects and engineers the skills they need before they enter the workforce. Many companies now request experience in our software as a key employment skill.
Over 100 academic institutions across the globe teach IESVE. We work with educators and students at leading Universities - you can be one of them!
We offer academic institutions significantly discounted packages on software and training for teaching purposes. We can customize these packages to enable lecturers and students to quickly and easily get to grips with the main features and functionalities of the latest version of the IESVE. Please contact our team for a tailored quotation and to find out more about how you can incorporate IESVE as part of your teaching program.
IBPSA Building Simulation Paper (2017) found that global lecturers in Building Performance Simulation choose to teach IESVE over other software tools. Click the link below to read the full paper.
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Among the number of simulation tools that are out on the market, we chose to use IESVE because it strikes a nice balance between the flexibility, ease of use and modelling capabilities we require in the classroom. Learning how to work with IESVE not only helps students to better understand the basic concepts in building physics, but also equips them with a skill that they can usefully employ in their role as engineers who will create the sustainable built environment of the future.
We have taught IESVE on our BEng (Hons) and MSc programmes for the last 10 years. We chose IESVE as it is has become the industry standard in terms of building energy performance, natural ventilation and HVAC system analysis. The modular structure together with the user interface of IESVE allows our students to create building models and apply thermal parameters quickly. Our Sustainable Energy Engineering students and Architectural and BIM technology students use the software to optimise and investigate building designs. Overall, the use of IESVE has enhanced their understanding of building physics providing a proficiency in a software tool.
CityHousing Hamilton appointed the team from McMaster University to carry out an extensive energy audit on 191 Main Street West. The project aimed to identify opportunities to save on energy cost, improve resident comfort and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Eindhoven University of Technology have been using IESVE for many years in education and research projects. At present, the software is annually introduced to a group of around 70 students in the Master of Science programs.
The Dr. Owainati Student Excellence Award acknowledges exceptional research in a subject related to green buildings in the Middle East. Samia Mhenni was shortlisted in the 2016 awards for her project in which she performed multiple simulations in the IESVE.
Maram Moushmoush used IESVE in the design of a self-sustaining ZNE wellness center for her thesis project as part of the MS in Sustainable Design course at Jefferson (Philadelphia University).
Students can purchase an annual licence for all IESVE applications for $80. Just complete the application form and we'll process your application and come back to you once our student verification process is complete. Please also refer to the Notes on the Student Licence Offer below.
Our team actually used multiple energy modelling software to validate the numbers we used. While each platform had its own unique advantages, it was IESVE that we determined most accurately reflected our design choices and presented the output data in the most visually appealing way.”
The IESVE package is versatile, highly accurate and very user friendly. I would strongly recommend IESVE, particularly for indoor studies such as this, as the program offers far greater precision than other software tools.
I worked mostly on the energy calculations in ApacheHVAC and I really enjoyed the experience. IESVE has a great interface, it’s easy to use and I particularly liked the visualisation capabilities and reporting functions. I’d advise future students using the VE to check out the IES videos and on demand learning, as these really helped my understanding of the tools.
The Martin Gough Student Award was launched by IES in 2018 in memory of our longstanding colleague and technical mastermind, Martin, who sadly passed away in 2017. The award is open to students worldwide and seeks excellence in research based on Apache and thermal simulation.