Move up to the best in loads analysis. From optimizing room and zone loads to detailed HVAC system and equipment sizing, IESVE software offers the most practical, efficient, and accurate tools available.
Establish up-to-date external ASHRAE design conditions from thousands of pre-defined locations
Choose from hundreds of pre-configured assemblies or create custom designs from hundreds of material options.
Manage and assign thermal template datasets (setpoints, gains, etc.) to group of room or zones.
Generate heating & cooling loads reports in spreadsheet and PDF formats.
Loads calculations with the world-renowned APACHE engine allows for easy-to-use access to the most robust industry methods, which require (sub)-hourly calculations that account for the storage and thermal mass of construction materials.
This beginner/intermediate course uses various IESVE tools in the process of HVAC loads sizing using the ASHRAE Heat Balance Method.
Pre-configured plant loop examples.
Heating Hot-Water (HW) with Boilers, Heat Pumps, Gas Furnaces and Electric Resistance
Domestic Hot-Water (DHW) with storage tanks and pre-heat options
Chilled Water (CHW) with air/water source chillers, heat pumps and heat-rejection options.
Condenser Water (CW) with cooling towers, fluid coolers
Heat Pump (HP) loops with water & ground-source heat acquisition and heat-recovery options. Included VRF/VRV options.
Thermal Energy Storage (TES) with storage tanks.
Controls including constant/staged/variable flow, primary-secondary loop options, heat-recovery, staging and sequencing of equipment, etc.
Don’t have a 3-D model? … no problem! ApacheHVAC plant loops can simulate without any 3D model building representation and only requires hourly time-series demand data (e.g. from external metered BAS/BMS sources).
IES Virtual Environment provides a free simple hourly import option from a CSV file which allows for Plant-only simulation in ApacheHVAC, enabling optimization of central plant and/or allowing coupling with energy generation from PV + Battery Storage, all within IESVE Software.
The range of loads & HVAC sizing outputs from IESVE Software include spreadsheets, PDFs and customized visualizations.
For us, IESVE is our all in one tool for doing loads, energy, daylighting, etc. Doing loads analysis is simple to run especially with the parametric tool in the VE. This tool allows us to test ideas and get results quickly efficiently, and the results are accurate. We now use the VE for all of our projects. On a recent office project, using the VE, we were able to improve glazing, reduce mechanical system size, and save the owner money all through the results of our analysis.
IES actively listens to and responds to the needs of its customers. Our mainstream design teams have given much deeper commitment to the use of the VE – the VE is not just for our one-of-a-kind high performance “jewel box” projects. We are taking advantage of the much more user-friendly load reports on our everyday work. The graphics and visualization tools built into the VE are making it much easier for our teams to understand and optimize system performance and sizing.
The ApacheHVAC application uses a flexible component-based approach that allows you to create or customize HVAC systems as you wish. Use either our library of HVAC systems, plant equipment & loops, or create your own systems from scratch.