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Building Physics for VE Apache Users

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This Building Physics training course covers the topic areas set out below to assist VE Apache Users to better understand the theory behind the Virtual Environment (VE) software and thus carry out a more detailed and confident analysis of the results provided by the VE.

Results are provided and discussed for both the Apache CIBSE Loads and Apache Dynamic Simulation Methods.

  • Model Geometry – including Zoning
  • Constructions – including Notional Constructions
  • Systems – including Central and Zone level
  • Lighting - including controls
  • Outside design conditions for both methods
  • Heat transfer equations used for CIBSE Heat Loss and Heat Gain calculations
  • Fundamental heat transfer equations used in Dynamic Building Simulation
  • Empirical equations used in Dynamic Building Simulation
  • The instructor will use a sample project and display results for both the CIBSE and Dynamic Simulation Methods
  • The results will be discussed and the most dominant input parameters identified
  • Methods for checking the accuracy of the results will also be discussed
  • Hints and Tips will be provided on how to use Apache to improve the energy performance of buildings

Note: This training course is intended for users already somewhat familiar with the Apache applications within the Virtual Environment.


Your Instructor


Ken Beattie
Ken Beattie

Senior Project Manager, Ken Beattie, is an experienced instructor who has been training IESVE users since 2011, having previously spent 25 years teaching Building Physics at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Ken has an Honours Degree in Engineering from Strathclyde University, a Masters Degree in Energy Simulation Buildings from Dublin University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management from Dublin Institute of Technology and a PhD from Sheffield University for his research in Sustainable Building Design using Simulation.


Class Curriculum


  Building Physics for VE Apache Users
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When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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