UK & Europe – LEED (USA) well known within the region while Italy has just implemented its own version
Middle East & Asia – LEED (USA) rating system very well known within the region, plus, both Estidama and The Masdar Approach reference and use ASHRAE 90.1
India– LEED – India rating system uses ASHRAE 90.1 methodology
Australia & NZ – ASHRAE 90.1 HVAC system prototypes important for the Industrial & Public Building and Healthcare Green Star protocols. GBCA moving towards JV3 performance based model using these standard ASHRAE systems
Save Time with Automation
Instantly create all baseline models from proposed design model
Optimal Start option for system operation allows automated determination of start-up time to reduce energy consumption
Performs automatic rotation check to determine if 1 baseline or 4 rotated baseline models will be required
Automatically assign baseline constructions according to climate zone
Automatically create and size proposed HVAC systems (Including ASHRAE 62.1 ventilation)
Import and edit ASHRAE baseline prototypes and other pre-defined systems
Import room and thermal zone template data
Automatically includes daylight simulation in proposed model and baseline models
Compare proposed and baseline buildings data input side-by-side prior to calculation
Automatically undertake simulations across all 5 buildings using Parallel Simulation Manager
Automatically performs Unmet Load Hours check
Automatically generates output reports for LEED PRM and ECB
Automated link to AIA 2030 Challenge via Design Data Exchange (DDX) website
Manage and edit data for all 5 models from one central file reducing input duplication and error
More accurately model ASHRAE 90.1 & 62.1 baseline systems using templates
Gain feedback early on to maximize LEED Energy Credits
Use the built-in Quality Assurance to reduce errors and facilitate team collaboration
Model in detail complex building geometry, HVAC or Renewable Energy systems
HVAC Sizing reporting included for the building, plant, systems, zones and rooms.
Streamlined annual daylight simulation within the annual energy simulation in the same model
Step-by-step options to add notes for designers inputs, which allow for transparent communication within the model
Step-by-step help files included for improved guidance
Streamline the Process
Structure the modeling process in a concise manner using the integral innovative workflow
Cut down on unnecessary data input and modeling duplication
Automatically create reports which mirror the format required for submission (LEED EAc1)
Integrate with other IESVE tools to perform a wide range of analysis simulations and check performance against other LEED credits
Import model geometry using our unrivalled interoperability which covers SketchUp, Revit, gbXML, MS-Excel and DXF
The single central 3D data model at the heart of the VE provides geometry and data shared by all applications.
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.
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.
Uses a flexible schematic component-based approach that enables you to quickly assemble HVAC plant and control systems.
Calculate the position of the sun in the sky, track solar penetration throughout the building interior and calculate shadows.
A detailed 3D simulation tool designed to predict daylight, and the appearance of internal spaces prior to construction.