IESVE 2019

IESVE 2019 offers a common theme of reduced simulation times, new metrics and new ‘easy-to-use’ workflows.

What's New?

Compliance Solution for Part L Ireland 2017

VE Compliance regulation mode for Part L Ireland 2017 building regulation using NEAP (SBEM) method for generation of BRIRL and BER is now available.

  • Easily apply Irish specific building and system data to your VE model. 
  • Use the Building Tabular Data Editor to easily and quickly make changes to your data as required
  • Calculate the Renewable Energy Ratio
  • Generate BRIRL Compliance and BER Result, showing NZEB Compliance and BER simulation results as well as buttons to access reports
  • NCM Activities are updated in line with the Part L Ireland 2017 regulations including addition of 4 Building types 
    > Post-primary education
    > Primary education
    > Residential Post-primary school
    > Residential Primary school
  • Bivalent DHW interface is provided on NCM System Wizard

Note this feature was made available in VE 2018 Feature Pack 2. 



New Schematic Geometry Wizard

The new schematic geometry wizard offers a quick start and simplified approach to geometry and model creation.

Enter building orientation & footprint (building type, shape, storeys etc.) and an entire model is prepared for you in one click.

Solar Algorithm Enhancement

SunCast and ApacheSim have been enhanced to enable solar tracking through non-connected zones and translucent shades.

  • Translucent surfaces, such as glass brise soleil, can now be modelled
  • Algorithm can track the path of the sun through non-connected zones – previously only possible through connected zones
  • Meshes or lattice shading devices can now be modelled with a single transparent surface, drastically reducing computation and modelling times

HVAC Systems Wizard

HVAC Systems can now be streamlined in 5 easy steps or less!

  • Simple and intuitive UI for system creation, assignment and calculations
  • Zoning, airside and waterside can be selected from list
  • Full HVAC systems including proposed and baseline models plus ASHRAE loads  calculations, sizing and reports created within minutes

Note: CIBSE Loads calculations to follow

RadianceIES Enhancements

Daylighting simulation times reduced!

  • RadianceIES simulations can now be carried out quicker via Accelerad – up to 20 times quicker!
    • Accelerad uses the power of the GPU to provide faster static and dynamic simulations.
    • The more powerful the GPU the faster your simulation will be.
    • Email to get access to this feature.
  • Sky resolution enhancements can speed up your simulation by 25%!
  • Daylight Glare Probability Metric – developed in line with customer feedback

Additional Enhancements

  • RadianceIES now integrated with construction database
    • Streamlines data within thermal construction database, simplifying and speeding up process and preventing errors
  • BIM import functionality in the VE Start Page
  • Improvements to OneClick LCA Navigator
  • LG VRF Curves now integrated and available within ApacheHVAC
    • Air source and water source LG curves
  • Single page simulation output report launched on VistaPro in just one click

New Features On-Demand Training 

This 2-hour new features training session covers the latest features and enhancements from IESVE 2019 and some features you may have missed from previous releases.

Got a Question?

Our team is happy to answer any questions you have about the new features in IESVE 2019.