Digital Twin technology for decarbonising any built environment.
Integrated analysis tools for the design & retrofit of buildings.
Create a sustainable masterplan for a city, community or campus.
Optimise building performance at an individual level or across a portfolio.
Analyse the feasibility of energy network decarbonisation strategies
A customisable range of operational dashboards, portfolio management and community engagement tools.
Exceptional room & zone loads analysis for building & HVAC design.
Predict building energy consumption, CO2 emissions, peak demands, energy cost & renewable production.
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Used by building design experts around the globe, the Virtual Environment (VE) is a suite of integrated analysis tools for the design and optimization of buildings. The IESVE platform leverages the world-leading simulation engine (APACHE) to allow cross-team collaboration between architects, engineers and contractors, from Schematic Design to Post-Occupancy.
Accurate heating & cooling loads calculations and HVAC system design.
Annual simulation of building performance modeling for energy, carbon, water, cost and comfort.
Lighting fixture & layout design and integrated annual daylight simulation.
Approved solutions for Florida Building Code, California Title 24, IECC, ASHRAE 90.1, AIA 2030, LEED and more.
Workflow navigator & Reports to demonstrate compliance with the NECB Standards, Provincial Step Code Metrics and LEED.
Airflow simulation software to ensure thermal comfort and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is maintained for passive and mechanical design.
For whole-building performance insights you can trust, look no further. Tried and tested over three decades, our unrivalled APACHE simulation engine sits at the heart of the IESVE software to provide accurate analysis across a range of performance metrics and decarbonisation options. Encapsulating the intelligence of building physics to truly understand how your buildings will perform, now and in the future.
Create the building architecture natively or import model geometry as an integral part of the design process. Use this building analysis model to predict performance from a range of metrics including solar shading, daylighting, energy use, and thermal comfort. Optimise the façade design and add furniture to evaluate glare and airflow (CFD) in the 3D model.
The single central 3D data model at the heart of the VE provides geometry and data shared by all applications.
The IES BIM Navigator brings all information and import settings into one step-by-step workflow, facilitating import from a variety of modelling tools.
Central simulation processor linked to location, enabling site specific solar shading calculations. Assigned constructions will be used across all other VE applications.
Simulex enables you to define a building and its occupants, and simulate how they move around a building day-to-day and evacuate during an emergency.
Calculate the position of the sun in the sky, track solar penetration throughout the building interior and calculate shadows.
Offers the daylighting only capabilities of FlucsPro, allowing you to perform point-by-point analysis to determine daylighting levels within a room, or group of rooms.
A detailed 3D simulation tool designed to predict daylight, and the appearance of internal spaces prior to construction.
Simulate air flow driven by wind pressure and buoyancy forces using a fast multi-zone thermo-fluid solver.
Undertake internal or external air flow and thermal studies using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
Use our internationally validated tools to streamline the regional compliance requirements, automate workflows and generation of reports. IESVE Navigators offer built-in QA and collaboration options when targeting global green-building certification ratings or local code-compliance.
Time-saving facilitation and automation tools for ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G PRM (LEED Energy Modeling) and ECB (Energy Cost Budget Method).
Automated LEED rating system credit assessments for LEED 2009 version.
Automated LEED rating system credit assessments for LEED v4 version.
IESVE is the only approved software provider in California to combine holistic design and commercial building compliance in one software package.
A dedicated Navigator for the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) 2012 performance path (Chapter 4).
Navigator to demonstrate compliance with NECB 2011 and 2017 standards.
A front-end interface that provides a 3D graphical route to the non-dwelling UK compliance SBEM engine.
Dynamic Simulation software tool for UK compliance approved by DLUHC, Scottish BSD and DFPNI.
Guidance and facilitation in undertaking SBEM and DSM methodology analyses for Part L2 compliance checks and EPC generation
Guidance and facilitation in undertaking overheating analyses for Approved Document O (England and Wales) and Section 3 (Scotland) compliance checks.
A unique 3D graphical interface to JPA SAP 2012 (9.92) that links directly to SketchUp and Revit.
Integrated 3D tool for Part L and Building Energy Rating calculations in Ireland.
Easily and quickly perform OTTV calculations without tables and manual calculations.
Central simulation processor which enables you to assess every aspect of thermal performance as well as share results and input across a wide variety of other VE applications.
Assess daylight metrics for LEED & BREEAM such as Spatial Daylight Autonomy (sDA) and Useful Daylight Illuminance (UDI). Evaluate visual comfort by simulating glare metrics such as Daylight Glare Probability (DGP). Perform electric lighting calculations and generate illuminance images with luminaire manufacturers fixtures and furniture layouts. Co-simulate electric lighting annually with sub-hourly daylight harvesting controls.
Sophisticated tool for analysing combined artificial and natural light-levels for daylight harvesting.
Allows you to place light fittings anywhere in a room for subsequent analysis using FlucsPro or RadianceIES.
Central simulation processor which links the impact of solar shading, daylight from weather files, radiant properties of construction materials and profiles used for daylighting schemes.
Perform calculations for industry standard heating and cooling loads calculations, including options for the ASHRAE Heat Balance method or CIBSE Admittance method. Include minimum ventilation requirements for sizing HVAC equipment and simulating sub-hourly energy performance. Automated loads & sizing reports allow for efficient HVAC design.
Uses a flexible schematic component-based approach that enables you to quickly assemble HVAC plant and control systems.
HVAC Loads Sizing Calculations based on the ASHRAE Heat Balance method. ASHRAE Loads can be linked with SunCast for solar shading and ApacheHVAC for System and Plant sizing.
Calculate heat loss and gain calculations based on the CIBSE Guide.
Central simulation processor which enables you to link HVAC with weather files and optionally natural ventilation, then correlates loads for the thermal and energy simulations.
Perform minimum ventilation calculations and evaluate outdoor air supply from mechanical HVAC systems or natural ventilation design. Integrate operational windows with annual energy simulation and include window actuator controls. Use Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) airflow simulation to evaluate occupant comfort and overheating potential.
Central simulation processor which enables you to link HVAC with natural ventilation to assess mixed mode ventilation, and links to weather files for the impact of climate.
Evaluate any range of passive or active Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) for rooms, HVAC systems, buildings and sites. Evaluate predictive metrics for site energy, source energy, energy cost and carbon emissions by using the world-renowned APACHE simulation engine.
Model from scratch directly in the VE or connect with SketchUP, Revit and other BIM packages.
Passive solar heating, eliminate solar gains in cooling season, optimize solar shading for daylight and PV panel optimisation.
Daylight-integrated, airflow integrated, solar integrated, HVAC integrated. 8,760 hourly simulation, 1-minute time-steps.
Daylighting for LEED and BREEAM, electric lighting design, glare prediction, daylight harvesting, daylight autonomy, user-specified visualizations.
HVAC Sizing for rooms, zones and central HVAC systems. CIBSE and ASHRAE Heat Balance Methods are available, with additional extensive capabilities.
Includes early stage bioclimatic reports and design priorities, solar optimization, site airflow, Masterplanning and psychrometrics.
Powerful early stage analysis and climatic / natural resource capabilities improving modelling efficiency and accuracy.
Renewable energy analysis includes annual energy prediction for geometric & parametric photovoltaics panels, HVAC-integrated solar hot-water heating & wind energy.
LEED analysis tools that help streamline and assist the LEED certification process.
Undertake Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Costing (LCC) and more through our partnership with One Click LCA.
Complete 3D compliance solutions for all regions of the UK and Ireland.
Compliance solutions for North America.
Solutions for global compliance assessments.
A professional solution to convert VE models to the French Réglementation Thermique (RT2012) compliance assessment software.
Assess capital costs, life-cycle costing and environmental impacts from the 3D model’s construction materials and systems etc.
Assess Capital Costs for Constructions, Systems, and Floor/Ceiling Materials and prepare customised capital cost estimates at any stage of a project.
Perform Life Cycle Costing at any stage of the design process and easily incorporate costs for the whole life of the building.
Use real data from a building to undertake operational modelling for enhanced retrofit analysis, improvement of handovers and post occupancy operation.
Consolidate a range of time-series data from different BMS systems, utility meters, sensors and portable data loggers in one platform.
Elevator simulation, occupant evacuation and movement simulation.
We've worked with high-profile manufacturers to incorporate their products into our software.
Breathing Buildings' Natural Ventilation with Heat Recycling (NVHR) is a low energy hybrid ventilation system
Colorcoat Renew SC® from Tata Steel is an active solar air heating solution that provides renewable pre-heated air for space heating and ventilation in new construction and retrofit buildings.
The Daikin VRV Systems Plug-in delivers the most advanced modelling capabilities currently available for heat pump and heat recovery VRV systems.
A Monodraught Windcatcher component designed to help architects and consultants deliver low maintenance, energy efficient designs within the built environment
Cool-phase is a low energy cooling and ventilation system that creates a thermally comfortable, fresh and healthy indoor environment whilst reducing the energy consumption and running costs of buildings.
Monodraught's HTM® system is designed to provide natural ventilation, hybrid ventilation, secure night time cooling and boosted levels of ventilation during summer.
HVR Zero sets a new benchmark for the future generation of low energy hybrid ventilation systems that integrate heat exchange ventilation strategies.
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IES offer a range of discounted software and training packages to educational institutions that use our software in their teaching. Students can also buy a student version of the VE for just $70!
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