Wednesday, August 8, 2012

SEDR is hosting a presentation on IES Energy Simulation Software.

One of the major players in energy simulation is Integrated Environmental Solutions, with software targeted towards Engineers (VE Pro) and Architects (VE-Gaia).  We will hear from Nathan Kegel (IES Ltd). and Ken Hall (Director of Sustainable Design, Gensler).  Gensler uses IES (VE-Gaia & VE-Pro).
Nathan and Ken will provide architects, engineers, sustainability consultants and academia with an overview of both early-stage and detailed analysis capabilities within the IES software, many of which are applicable to various LEED rating systems including ASHRAE 90.1 PRM (Appendix G).
The software is ASHRAE Standard 140-2007 certified, EPAct Qualified, and is accepted for LEED Energy, Daylight, Comfort, Water & Ventilation Credits by the Canadian & US Green Building Councils.  A host of other international rating systems can also be analyzed in the including BREEAM, Green Star, GreenMark, New Zealand, and LEED India.
Other capabilities include importing 3D model buildings from Google SketchUp and Revit; Climate and Solar analysis; Lamp/luminaire selection and Artificial Lighting Design & Analysis; Day lighting Analysis including both Radiosity (LEED IEQc8.1) & Radiance ray-tracing methodologies; Daylight harvesting implementation for energy savings; Glare Analysis; Occupancy Comfort (LEED IEQc7.1); Renewable Energy Technologies Analysis (LEED EAc2, EAc6).
Presenter Bios:
Nathan has over 10 years of HVAC design experience and building modelling experience.  He is a LEED Accredited Professional and is active in a host of sustainability organizations including ASHRAE, USGBC, and IBPSA.  He has recently been asked to serve on the board of directors for and is the co-founder of the IBPSA Twin Cities chapter.  Nathan is familiar with many modelling tools including Trane TRACE, Carrier HAP, eQuest, and IES .  In his current role, he provides training, support and consulting to customers across North America.
Ken Hall, AIA, is Director of Sustainable Design Systems at Gensler, a global planning, architecture and interiors design firm.  Ken leads the firmwide initiative to integrate sustainable design performance modeling and simulation into practice.  Hall is a nationally certified Sustainable Building Advisor and LEED AP with 30 years of experience leading technology innovation and adoption. 

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