The London Plan provides a broad set of guidelines covering the planning, construction and operation of London over the next 20-25 years. It has significant influence over the design of the built environment, specifically, the energy, environmental, sustainability, air quality and whole life cost approaches to optimising the design and operation of buildings. Comprehensive monitoring of energy demand and carbon emissions are required, carbon emissions must be reduced 30% more than the current building regs requirements, and dynamic overheating modelling should be undertaken in line with the CIBSE guidance.
Overheating has become a key issue for building design, and the need to reduce energy consumption whilst dealing with climate change has reduced the options available to build comfortable, low-energy buildings. Additionally, in the UK buildings are designed for cooler temperatures in the winter, but this can lead to overheating in the summer months. CIBSE TM52 informs designers, developers and others responsible for defining the indoor environment in buildings.
TM59 specifies how the overheating risk assessment is to be performed, especially as it pertains to input profiles for occupancy. Simulation must account for 24 hr occupancy, requires a detailed blind analysis model if incorporated in the strategy, recommends a noise and pollutant study to be undertaken and is in addition to the London Plan.
IESVE dynamic thermal modelling can be used to simulate the internal temperature conditions, allowing you to establish whether threshold conditions discomfort will be reached.
Achieving a high number of credits can be difficult, and the cost of additional credits to achieve your target BREEAM rating can quickly become prohibitive. A BREEAM Excellent score requires a credit score of 70% or above, and an Outstanding score requires 85% or above.
IESVE provides a wide range of analysis capability that is perfectly suited for attaining BREEAM credit compliance, helping you broaden your firms BREEAM assessment capability.
BB101 provides guidance on ventilation, thermal comfort and indoor air quality in schools including ventilation standard for spaces, guidance on room temperatures and draughts, detailed calcuation methords and reducing sources of indoor and outdoor pollutants.
IESVE is perfectly suited to evaluate all three of these important factors.
The WELL Building Standard is a certification scheme developed by Delos and the International WELL Building Institute™ to highlight the benefits of integrating occupant health and wellbeing in the design, construction and operation of our buildings. The Standard is organised into seven main ‘concepts’; Air, Water, Nourishment, Light, Fitness, Comfort and Mind. All are applicable to three general building project typologies; new & existing buildings, new & existing interiors and core & shell compliance.
The IESVE software offers many outputs that are relevant to the seven concepts of the WELL Standard. Thermal comfort indices for ASHRAE 55, indoor air quality, mean age of air, visual comfort, daylight performance using Dynamic Daylighting and sky view are just some examples of appropriate modelling outputs for WELL credits.
Compliance software must be used to produce an output report showing compliance has been achieved for UK Building Regulation criteria.
IESVE provides 3D compliance solutions for all of UK & Ireland.
Projects pursuing LEED certification earn points across several categories, including energy use and air quality. LEED buildings save energy, water, resources, generate less waste and support human health.
As LEED Automation Partners, IES has developed a range of LEED analysis software applications to significantly help streamline and assist the LEED certification process .
Whether you are a newcomer to the VE or looking to expand the skills you already have, our training courses will help you tackle the most common output challenges you face.
Our expert consultants can help you develop your existing skills, incorporate challenging design features into your project and accelerate your introduction to the VE on a familiar project.
IES Client: Design Team
Lifecycle assessment undertaken, 2 exemplar credits within MAT-01, BREEAM outstanding certification.
IES Client: Building Owners
NHS new building overheating analysis, performance gap, project mentoring, operational templates, benchmarking.