[Equest-users] Register for the IBPSA-NYC Event- Latest Releases: Design Builder and IES VE-2013

Pallavi Mantha pallavi.mantha at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 08:48:23 PDT 2013

*Sorry about the cross postings..*


IBPSA-USA New York Regional Chapter presents:

Latest Releases: Design Builder and IES VE-2013

Location: SOM, 14 Wall Street, 24th Floor, Conference Room 24A

Date & Time: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 6:00-8:00 PM.

6:00-6:30 PM Networking

6:30-7:00 PM    A Demonstration of the latest DesignBuilder EnergyPlus

Andy Tindale, Director, DesignBuilder Software Ltd (Presenting remotely)

7:00-7:15 PM Q & A

7:15-7:45 PM    A demonstration of the latest IES VE-2013 Features

Liam Buckley, Business Development Manager, IES Ltd.

7:45-8:00 PM Q & A

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Presentation 1

Title: A Demonstration of the latest DesignBuilder EnergyPlus Features

Andy Tindale, Director, DesignBuilder Software Ltd

DesignBuilder is a full-featured GUI to the EnergyPlus simulation engine.
Commercially available since 2005 DesignBuilder is the most mature
EnergyPlus interface available and includes a high quality building
modeller which allows building models to be easily created using 3-D
blocks. A wide range of HVAC systems (including ASHRAE 90.1 baselines) can
be defined using a powerful template-based HVAC interface. DesignBuilder
also provides integrated Radiance simulations for daylighting analysis and
internal and external CFD for detailed analysis of airflow distribution
within and around buildings. The demonstration will show how the
DesignBuilder modeler can be used to quickly and easily set up building
geometry as well as windows, vents, constructions and shading data. A model
will be imported from Revit to illustrate DesignBuilder's BIM links and a
CAD floor plan will be imported in DXF format for tracing over. Some of the
EnergyPlus HVAC systems supported by DesignBuilder will be demonstrated and
simulations run. The new DesignBuilder Results Viewer application for
viewing EnergyPlus outputs will also be demonstrated. It is freely
available for download for all EnergyPlus users.

About the Speaker: Dr Andy Tindale is a director and founder of
DesignBuilder, and together with Dr Steve Potter, has been leading the
development of the DesignBuilder software toolset since 2000. Andy has over
25 years’ experience in the building energy simulation sector working in
academia, design consultancies and R&D groups. Passionate about removing
unnecessary barriers to widespread adoption of the latest building
simulation technology, Andy has recently been working on adding a powerful
new design optimization toolset to the software.

Presentation 2

Title: A demonstration of IES VE-2013

Liam Buckley, Business Development Manager, IES Ltd.

The presentation of IES Software; VE-2013 will focus on various integrated
building performance analysis, including;

1.       LEED 2009 Navigator (with 2012 Revisions).

This analysis and assessment includes “LEED-Automation” integration for
Transport (SS4.1), Parking Capacity (SS4.4), Maximize Open Space (SS5.2),
Storm Water (SS6.1), Heat island non-roof (SS7.1), Heat Island Roof
(SS7.2), Water Use (WEp1, WE 2, WE 3), Water Efficiency Landscaping (WE 1),
Energy Performance (EAp2, EA 1, 2, 6), Controllability of Systems (IEQ6.2),
Thermal Comfort (IEQ7.1), Daylight (IEQ8.1) and Views (IEQ8.2).

2.       ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Modeling Navigator.

This integrated toolset includes simulation from passive solar simulation
and daylight harvesting simulation, as well as integration from
bulk-airflow and HVAC systems optimization. The energy simulation engine
(Apache) is ASHRAE-140 validated and is approved by the DOE to qualify for
tax deductions (179d).  The ApacheHVAC application has a fully integrated
airside and waterside graphical user interface for both inputs and output

3.       Other IES-VE Features

This includes Model Interoperability, Climatic Analysis, 3-D Daylight
Simulation, HVAC Loads, ASHRAE 62.1, CFD Simulation and introducing the new
‘Parametric Batch Processor’ for energy & carbon simulation and much more.

About the Speaker: Liam Buckley is a Business Development Manager with IES
and a Project Manager with IES-Consulting. Liam’s consulting work includes
lighting design, daylighting, natural ventilation, CFD, renewable energy
and whole-building energy simulation and optimization. Liam has 10+ years’
experience with building performance analysis software tools and is an
ASHRAE Certified Building Energy Modeling Professional. Liam is a Chartered
Engineer and is on the IBPSA-USA Educational Committee.


Pallavi Mantha

Sustainability Consultant

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