Joined: 16 Sep 2008
Design, Simulate, Innovate
IES’s software enables true green building design. Our Virtual Environment suite of integrated analysis tools empowers building designers and other industry professionals by acting as a comparative ‘calculator’ of performance, ensuring easy navigation to the optimum design.
Whether you’re working on a new build or renovation project our software allows you to test different options, identify best passive solutions, compare low-carbon technologies and draw conclusions on energy use, CO2 emissions, occupant comfort, light levels, airflow, LEED/BREEAM/Green Star compliance, Energy Performance Certificate ratings, and much more.
Our direct links to Google SketchUp and Autodesk Revit, and our gbXML import function from any BIM/CAD vendor integrates these capabilities across the whole design process – from initial massing to detailed design, removing the need to rebuild models and offering different levels of engagement.
Our building performance analysis products include:
VE-Ware: Free energy and carbon analysis tool which makes basic performance analysis widely available to anyone (includes free access to VE-SBEM for UK compliance);
VE-Toolkits: Early stage analysis for daylighting, energy and much more. Quick, iterative
VE-Gaia: step-by-step smart navigation workflows;
VE-Pro: IES' most powerful, flexible and in-depth suite of integrated performance analysis tools.
Use our software yourself or employ the expertise of our global Consulting division.
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