An introduction to dynamic thermal modelling using the IES Virtual Environment

Thursday, 3rd December 2020

  • Creating the 3D building geometry using ModelIT
  • Using SunCast to perform solar shading analyses
  • Creating and assigning HVAC plant, thermal data and construction data using Apache
  • Performing dynamic thermal simulations using ApacheSim
  • Using VistaPro to view resulting room conditions, building energy consumption and building CO2 emissions


Using the IES Virtual Environment to perform CIBSE heating and cooling load calculations

Thursday, 10th December 2020

  • Creating the building geometry using ModelIT
  • Creating and assigning thermal and construction data using Apache
  • Using CIBSELoads, IES’s loads calculation tool, to perform CIBSE heating and cooling loads
  • Viewing room and plant loads using VistaPro
  • Exporting results for subsequent use by MagiCAD’s duct and pipe sizing/layout tools



IES Tariff Tool: Using OpenEI

Wednesday, 16th December 2020

  • Import and edit Electric Rate Structure from OpenEI
  • Gas Rate Structure
  • Result visualization