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Index
Getting Started
General Software Information
Registration
Introducing the Virtual Environment
Components of the Virtual Environment
File Menu
Activating & Archiving Projects
View Menu
Tools Menu
Texture Rendering & Colour Preferences
User Preferences
Help Menu
Keyboard Shortcuts
Installation & Keys
VE - Quick Installation Guide
Applications Overview
Installing or Upgrading IES Software
Troubleshooting the Installation/Licensing
Licensing and Registering IES Products
Moving Software Licences
Help System
Training & Further Guidance
Model Geometry
ModelIT
What is ModelIT?
The ModelIT Workspace & Browser
Levels of Decomposition & Display Mode Options
Model Browser Functions & Room Groups
Model Browser
Grouping scheme ‘HVAC Zones and Zone Groups’
Space Groups
Model Functions
Colours & Layers
Grid & Locks
Drawing Shapes
Draw Partitions & Construction Lines
Adding Doors, Windows & Holes
PV Panels, Import Options & ConstructDXF
Create Slice, Scale & Extrude
Opening Stamp Tool
Draw Openings in Plan View
Create Storeys
Add Voids and/or Stratify
Model Consistency Report
Rename Spaces
Model Viewer
APlocate
Edit Functions
Edit Glazing, Doors Louvres
Edit Heights & Create Roof
Divide Space
Separate Composite Space & Edit Vertices
View Functions
Key-in and Edit Functions
Fit & Zoom Options
Selection & Rotation
Move Levels & Object List
North Indicator & Co-ordinate Location
ModelIT Menu Functions
DXF & GEM Files
Import gbXML File
STL, DXF & Bitmap File
Merge Model Data & Rendering
Model Settings Menu
ConstructDXF
Geometry Navigators
Key-ins
Settings Menu / Model Settings
Revit Plug-in
User Settings and Information
Building Data
Room Data
Sustainability VE-Toolkit
VE-Toolkit for LEED-USA
VE-Toolkit for LEED-INDIA
VE-Toolkit for Green Star Australia
SketchUp Plug-in
Introduction
Toolbar Options
Identify Rooms & Set Room Properties
Toggle Rooms
Toggle X Ray
IESVE Menu
Access Virtual Environment Suite Tools
Using Google Earth to set location and Terrain
Common drawing issues
ConstructDXF
What is ConstructDXF
Using ConstructDXF
The ConstructDXF Window
Modifying & Performing Calculations
Components
Component Modeller
Fundamentals
Model Functions
Edit Functions
View, File Functions & Libraries
Performance Components
Importing components from library
Manually Defining a Component
FAQ
BIM Navigator
Import BIM file
Step 1: Check BIM model
Read modelling best practice
Check volumes
Check ceiling voids
Utilise floor levels / stories
Consider model element properties
Step 2: Load BIM exchange file into the VE
Set VE shell import preferences
Load BIM exchange file
Step 3: Check and correct geometry
Stage 1: Apply "Heal geometry"
Stage 2: Visual geometry inspection
Resolve warped geometry / glazing for export
View front elevation to check ceiling voids
Remove unwanted triangulated surfaces
Remove unwanted escaping volumes
Stage 3: Use VE tools to fix geometry
Cap escaping volumes
Identify and create missing spaces
Review import report
Step 4: Choose import option
New Project: Select automated configuration option
Import data only
Import geometry only
Import geometry and assigned data
Import geometry and all data
Existing project: Use geometry and data merging wizard
Step 5: Import selected data into the VE Project
Import
Export VE model to / as
2D AutoCAD drawing (DXF)
3D AutoCAD drawing (DXF)
CAD surface geometry (gbXML)
Green building XML (gbXML)
New file - add loads results if simulated
Existing file - add loads results if simulated
VE geometry (GEM)
Project template (MIT)
Master template (TPL)
Model ViewerII
Overview
Toolbars
Controls
Movie Creation
Display Settings
Known Issues
Simulex
Location
ApLocate
Overview
ApLocate Tabs
Location & Site Data
Map
Design Weather Data Tab
Simulation Weather Data
Simulation Calendar
Weather Selection Wizard
Location Data
Source of Design Weather
Simulation Weather File
SunPath
Menu & Building Element Data
Create & Assign Data
Thermal Templates
Building Template Manager
Template Types
Constructions
MacroFlo Opening Types & Thermal Conditions
System
Space Conditions
Internal Gains
Air Exchanges
Building Regulations
LightPro (Electric Lighting)
Radiance Surface Properties
Functions
Tabular BTM
Tabular Building Template Manager Basics
Tabular BTM Window
Menu Bar
Toolbar
Side Panel
Status Bar
Using the Tabular Building Template Manager
Applying Changes to Multiple Templates
Configuring Columns and Tabs
Importing Templates from VE Projects
Data Validation & Data Grid Colours
Internal Gains and Air Exchanges
Data Filtering
Filtering Basics
Managing Filters
Exporting and Importing Raw Template Data
Exporting Template Data
Importing Template Data
Appendix A. Known Limitations
Appendix B. Frequently Asked Questions
Constructions
Overview
Main dialog – Project constructions
Classes, Categories & Columns
Menu Options & Side Panel
Editing an Opaque Project Construction
Opaque Constructions - Tabs & Ground-Contact Adjustment
Opaque Constructions - Tabs & Layers
Editing a Glazed Project Construction
Glazed Construction - Construction Layers
Glazed Construction - Layer Buttons
Glazed Construction - Thermo-Optical properties grid
Construction orientation
Project materials
System or library constructions
System or library materials
Shading Devices
Derived parameters
Condensation analysis
Hints & Tips
Composite layers
BRE materials
Cost planning and life cycle software
Profiles
ApPro
Overview
Main Dialogue
Editing a Daily Profile
Editing a Weekly Profile
Editing an Annual Profile
Finding a Daily Profile
System Daily Profiles
System Weekly Profiles
System Annual Profiles
NCM Considerations
Formula Profiles
Step & Ramp Functions
Variables & Logical Operators
Typed Formulae & Menu Options
Formula Functions
Example Formula Profiles
Free-form Profiles
Appendix A: Hints and Tips
Profile Filtering
What is Profile Filtering
Using Profile Filtering
Filtering in Drop-lists
Filtering in Tabular Edit
Filtering in ApacheHVAC
Profile Preview Graphing
Further Notes on Filtering
Appendix A. Frequently Asked Questions
Apache (application) Interface
ApacheView
Overview
Site and Weather Data
Building Element Data
Space Data
Overview
System
System Parameters
System Data Tab
Plenum Associations
Space Conditions
Internal Gains
Air Exchanges
Editing Space Data for a Set of Spaces
Editing Space Data in Tabular Format
Zone Data
Meters
Apache Systems
Overview
Apache Systems dialog
General data for selected system
Heating
Cooling
Hot Water
Solar water heating
Flat Plate Collector
Parabolic Trough Collector
Auxiliary energy
Air supply
Cost & Control
UK NCM System Data Wizard
Overview
Heating system
Cooling system
System adjustment
Metering Provision (Control corrections)
Ventilation
Electricity Generators
Overview
PV Panels
Wind generator parameters
CHP Generator
Thermal Analysis Programs
Apache Menu Bar
Energy Sources and Meters
Apache Toolbar
Tabular Room Data
Overview
Tabular Room Data Basics
Using Tabular Room Data
Applying Changes to Multiple Rooms
Configuring Columns & Tabs
Data Validation
Colours & Group Switching
Data Filtering
Managing Filters
Exporting & Importing Room Data
Additional Features
Appendix A. Known Limitations
Appendix B. Frequently Asked Questions
ApacheView Model ViewerII
Input Data Visualisation
Data List
Options
MacroFlo Natural Ventilation Interface
MacroFlo
Overview
Building Element Opening Type Data
MacroFlo Opening Types
MacroFlo Toolbar
MacroFlo ModelViewer II
Input Data Visualisation
Options
Variable Types and Data List
Apache Systems
Overview
Apache Systems dialog
General data for selected system
Heating
Cooling
Hot Water
Solar water heating
Flat Plate Collector
Parabolic Trough Collector
Auxiliary energy
Air supply
Cost
Control
Renewable / Electricity Generators
Solar water heating
Flat Plate Collector
Parabolic Trough Collector
Electricity Generators
PV Panels
Wind generator parameters
CHP Generator
Design Options
Overview & Concepts
Design option operations
Modify application object
Filtering formula
Formula variables
Design options model variables
VE interfaces
Master Templates
Introduction
Accessing Master Template Options
Import & Assign data
Import Data (Advanced)
Master Template Restore & Export
Reference Data - Apache Tables
Table 1 Ground Reflectance
Table 2 Precipitable Water Vapour Depth (In Metres)
Table 3 Dry-Bulb Temperatures
Table 4 World Weather Data
Table 5 U-Values for Glazing
Without Frames
With Frames
Table 6 Thermal Conductivity, Specific Heat Capacity and Density
Table 8 Shading Coefficient and Short-wave Radiant Fraction for Blinds and Curtains
Table 9 Transmission Factors for External Miniature Louvres
Table 10 Sensible and Latent Gains from People
Table 11 Radiant Fraction for Casual Gains
Table 12 Winter Design Temperatures and Air Changes
Table 13 Heat Emitter Radiant Fraction
Table 14 Solar Absorptivity
Table 15 Thermal Resistances of Air Gaps
Table 16 Diffusion Resistance Factors
Table 17 Permeances
Table 18 Vapour Resistivities
Table 21 Inside Surface Resistance (Table A3.5 CIBSE Guide)
Table 22 Outside Surface Resistance (Table A3.6 CIBSE Guide)
Table 23 Emissivities of Various Materials (Table C3.7 CIBSE Guide)
Solar Analysis
SunCast
Introduction to SunCast
The Model View
The Image View
The Analysis View
The SunCast Toolbar
SunCast Menu
Site Menu
Image Menu
Calculation Menu
Options Menu
View & Help Menu
Miscellaneous
SunPath
Introduction to SunPath
File & Options Menu
View & Project Menu
Edit Menu
Analysis Menu
Help Menu & Miscellaneous
Thermal Energy Analysis
Loads Analysis
ApacheLoads
Introduction
Heating Loads
Cooling Loads
Simulation & Autosizing settings
ApacheCalc
Introduction
Heating Loads
Cooling Loads
Autosizing settings
Apache Dynamic Simulation
Interface for ApacheSim
Batch Simulation
HVAC Modelling (ApacheHVAC)
ApacheHVAC Part A: Overview and Fundamentals
Overview
Model Setup for ApacheHVAC
Domestic Hot Water Zones
ApacheHVAC Interface Overview
A Component-based Approach to System Simulation
ApacheHVAC Workflow using the System Parameters Interface
ASHRAE Loads and ApacheHVAC System Sizing
System Modeling Fundamentals
HVAC System Components
Managed systems
System Parameters Dialog, Tabbed Sections and Toolbar
System Parameter Links
System Prototypes & Sizing Workflow Navigator
Library
Multiplexing HVAC System Networks
Prototype Layers
Principal v's Non-Principal & Principal Rooms
Edit Multiplex Options
System Loads, Ventilation, and Autosizing
Zone-level loads, sizing and related setup procedures
System Equipment and Plant Loads Sizing
Load sizing and Ventilation Reports
Service Water Heating (Domestic Hot Water)
ApacheHVAC Part B: Equipment, Loops, Components & Controls
Introduction
HVAC System Components
Plant Equipment and Water Loops
Hot Water Loop and Heating Equipment Sequencing
Part Load Curve Heating Plant dialog
1.3 Hot Water Boilers
Air Source Heat Pump
Heat Transfer Loop
Water-to-air Heat pump
Domestic Hot Water Systems
Chilled Water Loops, Pre-Cooling, Heat Rejection, and Chiller Sequencing
Thermal Storage
Part Load Curve Chillers
Electric Water-cooled Chillers
Electric Air-cooled Chillers
Dedicated Waterside Economizers (types)
DX Cooling
Airside Network Components
Heating Coils
Cooling Coils
Spray Chamber
Steam Humidifiers
Air-to-Air Heat/Enthalpy Exchanger — Heat Recovery Devices
Fans
Mixing & Return Air Damper Set
Controlled Divergent “T” Junction (splitter damper)
Ductwork Thermal Properties
Room Unit Types
Controllers
General Settings
Algorithm & Airflow Control
Independent & Dependent Controllers
Room Unit Controllers
Chilled Ceiling Control
Direct Acting Heater/Cooler Control
ApacheHVAC Part C: Working with Prototype HVAC Networks
HVAC Network Editing Interface
A Component-based Approach to System Simulation
HVAC System, Node and Component results
System Modeling Fundamentals
HVAC Systems Library
Multiplexing HVAC System Networks
Creating a Multiplex
Editing Multiplex (incl. Components & Controllers)
4 Managed systems
Tabbed Sections, Interface, Links and Workflow
Prototype Layers
Principal vs. Non-principal multiplex
Export / Import data with Tabular Edit
5 System Loads and Autosizing
Zone-level loads, sizing & related system setup
System equipment & plant loads and sizing
System Prototypes & Sizing workflow navigator
Prototype HVAC Systems (section under construction)
Prototype HVAC systems: System types and configurations
Working with Prototype Systems
Prototype HVAC Systems: Common Features
Rules for Air Flow Specification
ApacheHVAC Part D: System Parameters Interface
Introduction
2 System Parameters Interface – Overview and Main Elements
System Parameter Links
ApacheHVAC Workflow using the System Parameters Interface
Prototype Layers
Principal vs. Non-principal multiplex
Export / Import to Tabular Edit
System Parameters Interface (will section this)
Dialog sections and tabs in general
Schedules tab – ISM phase 1
System Parameters tab
Zone Temperature, Humidity, & Equipment tab
Zone Ventilation & Exhaust tab
Zone Loads & Supply Airflows tab
Zone Airflows, Turndown, & Engineering Checks tab
ApacheHVAC Part E: Prototype Systems
Prototype HVAC systems: System types and configurations
Working with Prototype Systems
Prototype HVAC systems: Common features
Prototype systems: System-specific descriptions and guidance
ApacheHVAC Part F: Loads Analysis and Reporting Tools
Introduction
ASHRAE Loads
Reporting New Variables
Generating Loads Reports
System Loads and Sizing Reports
Appendix A-J
Appendix A: Rules for Air Flow Specification
Appendix B: System Parameter Dialog Data Mapping
Appendix C: ApacheHVAC Component and Controller Limits
Appendix D: HVAC Systems Modeling Guidance for the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 Performance Rating Method (PRM)
1.1.1 Fan power for PRM Baseline systems
1.1.2 DX Cooling EER and COP for PRM Baseline systems
1.1.3 Baseline systems 2 and 4
Minimum source temperature setting for the ASHP component
ASHP sizing
Backup electric resistance heat
Appendix E: Ground-Source Heat Pump Modeling using ApacheHVAC and Gaia Geothermal Ground-Loop Design (GLD)
Appendix F: Modeling VRF systems
Appendix G: Hydronic Radiant Heating and Cooling Systems
1.2 Modeling hydronic heated and/or cooled slabs using radiant panels (method 1)
1.3 Modeling heated or cooled slabs using slab zones and hydronic loops (method 2)
1.3.1 Hydronic Radiant Slab Zones
1.3.2 ApacheHVAC Hydronic Loops and Controls for Radiant Slabs
1.3.3 Illustrative results indicating appropriate modeling of radiant cooling slab
Appendix H: Modeling UFAD and DV in ApacheHVAC
Appendix I: Solar Hot Water Applications in ApacheHVAC
Solar Hot Water in Apache HVAC
Typical configurations
Advanced configurations
Appendix J: Pre-ISM Zone Loads, Ventilation, and Autosizing using the Loads Data Spreadsheet and original System Schedules interface (VE2015 and earlier versions)
1 Zone Loads, Ventilation, and Autosizing using the Loads Data Spreadsheet
1.1 Zone-level loads and sizing
1.2.1 Zone-level system set up and autosizing steps
1.2 System-level loads and sizing
1.2.1 Unmet Load Hours tests
1.2.1.1 Definitions of terms used in the Unmet Load Hours range test
1.2.2 Understanding loads for ApacheHVAC components in Vista Results
2 HVAC controller profiles relative to setpoints entered in the System Schedules dialog
2.1.1 An example and further explanation for CP7 and HP6 profiles
2.1.2 Coordination with changes made to setpoints via the System Schedules and Setpoints dialog
3 Manual Adjustment of Control Throttling Range for Tighter Control of Space Temperature and Humidity
3.1.1 Reducing control bandwidths for tighter control or to avoid overlapping control bands
3.1.2 Manual editing of HVAC profiles to alter the midband offsets from setpoint and thus modify this aspect of the throttling range
3.1.3 Humidity control — dehumidification, sub-cooling, and reheat to SAT
References
Introduction
Optimisation and Parametric Analysis
Elements
Parametric
User Interface, Simulations & Results Viewer
Defining Simulation File Set from VE
Elements - Defining Parameter Rules and Variables
Importing Parameter Rules and Variables
Performing a Parametric Analysis
Parametric Examples
Parametric Results
Opening Template Rule Files
Parametric Templates
Hone
User Interface & Defining Sim File Set
Elements - Defining Rules & Variables
Importing Parameter Rules & Variables
Configuring the Hone Worksheet
Running an Optimisation Options
Hone Worksheets
Hone Templates
Glossary
Parallel Simulation Manager
Apache, SunCast and VE Compliance Simulations
PRM and Loads Calcs
Compliance
Task Dialog and Task List
Details, Messages & Descriptions
Settings
Calculation References
ApacheCalc Methods
ApacheSim Calculation Methods
Introduction
Heat Conduction and Storage
Convection Heat Transfer
Heat Transfer by Air Movement
Long-wave Radiation Heat Transfer
Solar Radiation
Casual Gains
Thermo-physical Properties of Air
Room Plant & Control
Room & Building Heat Balance
References
MacroFlo Calculation Methods
Wind Pressure
Buoyancy Pressure
Flow Characteristics
Building Air Flow Balance
Building Air Flow, Heat and Moisture Balances
Techniques for Modelling Flow in Façades and Flues
References
Lighting Analysis
FlucsDL
Introduction to Lighting
Lighting Basics
Lighting Quantities
Visual Functions
Colour in Radiance
Materials in Radiance
Daylight Factor
Sky Component/Vertical Sky Component
Glare
Flucs
Overview
How to Use Flucs
Program Description & Philosophy
Data Input & Data Review
Calculations, Ouput & Utilites
Data Preparation
Room Design Details
Room Analysis Details
Surface Analysis Details
Luminaire Positions
Window Positions & Luminaire Data
Luminaire Data - Polar Curves & Valid Lamps
Lamp Data & Lamp-lumen Maintenance Factors
Appendix A - Tables
FlucsDL
Menus
Toolbars
Dialogue Boxes
Worked Example
FlucsPro
Menus
Toolbars
Dialogue Boxes
Worked Example
LightPro
FlucsLDB
Overview
Dialogue Boxes and Property Sheets
Review Database Dialogue Box
Database & Filters Dialogue Box
Luminaires & lamps
Dialogue Boxes
Predefined Categories
LightPro
Menus
Toolbars
Dialogue Boxes
Radiance
Radiance Overview
The IES View of Radiance
Project Directory Structure
Radiance Data Files
Radiance Publications
RadianceIES: Lighting Simulation
Overview
Simulate
View Images & Sky/Eye
Surface Properties
Settings
Dynamic Results
Notes & Design Tips
Radiance Commands
Radiance Glossary
Radiance Picture Viewer
Calculations
Luminance
Illuminance
Area of Interest
Illuminance – WP & Right to Light
Results Analysis
Thermal Energy Results Analysis
VistaPro
Overview
Specifying Data for Output
Using the Output Toolbar
General Settings
VistaPro
VistaPro Variables
VistaPro CIBSE TM52
Adaptive Comfort Criteria
Comfort Input Parameters
Report
VistaPro Expressions
Tariff Analysis Manual
Tariff analysis overview
BPRM reports
Fossil fuel type
VistaPro Modelviewer II
MacroFlo Arrows
Content Manager / Report
LARI Loads Reporting
Solar Results
Regulations & Rating Systems
PRM Guides
Navigator for ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G
PRM Navigator Introduction
Preliminary Data Setup
Overview
Building Geometry
Edit Geometry
Site Obstructions & Shading
Room/Zone Group Assignment
Envelope Thermo-Physical Properties
Room/Zone Thermal Template Data
HVAC Systems & Other Inputs
Generate Baseline & Sizing Runs
Simulations, Cost & Results
Appendices
BPRM ModelViewerII
Workflow Help
Important Notes 90.1 2013
Important Notes 90.1 2010
Important Notes 90.1 2007
Workflow Concept
Site Location and Climate
PRM Select ASHRAE Standard
ECB Guidance 2013
ECB Guidance 90.1 2010
Prototype Data ASHRAE Baseline
Fossil Fuel Type
Update Profile Working Week Order
Locks
Grid
Inner Volumes
Adjacency Separation Distance
Zoning Instructions
Manually Extrude Rooms Zones
ImportDXF and Manually Extrude
ImportGBXML (Revit, ArchiCAD, etc)
Model Settings
PRM Considerations for Baseline Shading 2013
PRM Considerations for Baseline Shading 90.1 2010
Input Options Manually Extrude Rooms Zones
Input Option ImportDXF and Manually Extrude
Input Options ImportGBXML Revit ArchiCAD etc
Set Selected Zones to Obstructions
Building Orientation
Room Zone Group Assignment
Building Area Assessment 2013
Solar Shading Calculation
ASHRAE Baseline Constructions
Improve Baseline
Custom Construction Type
Above Ground
Ground Contact
Space Classification
Space Setpoints 90.1 2013
Space Setpoints 90.1 90.1 2010
Space Setpoints 90.1 90.1 2007
System Schedules
Equipment
People
Lighting
Additional Lighting Controls 2013
Additional Lighting Controls 90.1 2010
Baseline Glazing Visible Transmittance
Non Mandatory Lighting 2013
Daylight Dimming (Proposed) 90.1 2010
Infiltration 2013
Infiltration 90.1 2010
Infiltration 90.1 2007
Exterior Lighting
Elevators
Create DHW Zones 90.1 2013
Create DHW Zones 90.1 2010
Create DHW Zones 90.1 2007
Assign Spaces to DHW Zones 90.1 2013
Assign Spaces to DHW Zones 90.1 2010
Assign Spaces to DHW Zones 90.1 2007
Assign DHW Demand to DHW Zones 90.1 2013
Assign DHW Demand to DHW Zones 90.1 2010
Assign DHW Demand to DHW Zones 90.1 2007
Populate Space DHW Properties 90.1 2013
Populate Space DHW Properties 90.1 2010
Populate Space DHW Properties 90.1 2007
Service Hot Water
PRM Baseline SWH Configuration 2013 IP
PRM Baseline SWH Configuration 90.1 2010
PRM Baseline SWH Configuration 90.1 2007
Generate The Baseline Model
PRM Set Up Room Grouping For HVAC Assignment
Sync Proposed Setpoint Data to Baseline 90.1 2013
Sync Proposed Setpoint Data to Baseline 90.1 2010
Sync Proposed Setpoint Data to Baseline 90.1 2007
Edit Current Proposed
OR Custom System
Edit Current Baseline
Baseline System Configuration (PRM System Selection Dialog) 90.1 2013
Baseline System Configuration (PRM System Selection Dialog) 90.1 2010
Baseline System Configuration (PRM System Selection Dialog) 90.1 2007
Renewable Energy Systems
Tariff Analysis Details
PRM Room Load Calculations
PRM System Load Calculations
PRM Assign System Sizing Data
PRM Proposed
PRM Baseline 0
PRM Baseline 90
PRM Baseline 180
PRM Baseline 270
Thermal Comfort (ASHRAE 55) - Select Spaces in Assessment 90.1 2013
PRM Unmet Load Hour Tolerances
PRM User Details
PRM Data For Tables
PRM Cost Savings Summary
PRM Energy Savings Summary
PRM Baseline Costs
PRM Baseline Energy
PRM Full Report
PRM Proposed Det Sim Report
PRM Baseline 0 Det Sim Report
PRM Baseline 90 Det Sim Report
PRM Baseline 180 Det Sim Report
PRM Baseline 270 Det Sim Report
PRM Proposed_62_1 Report
PRM Baseline 0_62_1 Report
PRM Baseline 90_62_1 Report
PRM Baseline 180_62_1 Report
PRM Baseline 270_62_1 Report
National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011 (NECB)
Workflow Concept
Site Location and Climate NECB
Review Heating Degree Days NECB
Prototype Data
Fossil Fuel Type
Update profile working week order NECB
Locks NECB
Grid NECB
Inner volumes NECB
Adjacency separation distance NECB
Zoning Instructions
Manually Extrude Spaces / Zones NECB
Import DXF & Manually Extrude NECB
Import GBXML NECB
Model Settings NECB
Considerations for Reference Shading
Set selected zones to obstructions NECB
Building Orientation NECB
Space Zone Assessment
Solar shading calculations NECB
Custom Construction Type NECB
Above ground NECB
Ground Contact NECB
NECB Reference Constructions
Space classification NECB
Space Setpoints
Equipment NECB
People NECB
Lighting Power Densities NECB
Additional Lighting Controls
Reference Glazing Visible Transmittance NECB
Daylight Dimming (Proposed) NECB
Infiltration NECB
Exterior Lighting
Elevators NECB
Create DHW Zones
Assign Spaces to DHW Zones
Assign DHW Demand to DHW Zones
Populate Space DHW Properties
Reference SHW Configuration Guidance
Generate the Reference Model
Set up Room/Zone Grouping for HVAC Assignment
Sync Proposed Setpoint Data to Reference
Edit Current Proposed NECB
Or Custom System NECB
Reference System Configuration
1 System Selection
2 Equipment Oversizing
3 Heating Systems
4 Cooling Systems
5 Cooling Tower Systems
6 Economizers
7 Heat Pumps
8 Outdoor Air
9 Space Temperature Control
10 Fans
11 Supply Air Systems
12 Heat Recovery Systems
13 Equipment Efficiencies and Part Load Performance
Import and Edit Reference System
Renewable Energy Systems NECB
Sizing Runs - Room Load Calculations
Sizing Runs - System Load Calculations
Update Reference fan sizing data NECB
Sizing reports - Proposed NECB
Sizing reports - Reference NECB
Set parameters for 'unmet load hour' temperature tests NECB
Project details NECB
Data for Advisory and Input Reports NECB
Energy Savings Summary Table NECB
Proposed Energy Table NECB
Full Report NECB
Detailed Simulation Reports - Proposed NECB
Detailed Simulation Reports - Reference NECB
ASHRAE 62.1 - Proposed NECB
ASHRAE 62.1 - Reference NECB
UK Regulations
VE Compliance
What is the VE Compliance View?
Site and Weather Data
Building Element Data
Room Data
System
Internal Gains
Air Exchange
Transpired Solar Collector
Apache Systems
Heating
Cooling
Hot Water
Solar Heating
Parabolic Trough Collector
Solar panel
Derived Parameters
Solar water heating (SBEM methodology)
Auxiliary energy
Air supply & Cost
UK NCM System Data Wizard
Electricity Generators
Settings, Menu & Toolbar
Part L
PartL1(2006)
Criterion 1, 2 & 3
Guidance on performing Part L1 (2006) assessments
Part L1 (2006) – Analysis
Room Data & Constructions
References
Part L2
PartL2(2006)ApacheSim
Guidance on performing Part L2 (2006) assessments
Steps in Performing Analysis
Tips for passing Part L2A
L2 (2006) Building & System data
Room Data (actual building)
Room Data (notional building)
Construction Data
Part L2 (2006) ApacheSim – EPC
References
Appendix A. Ventilation in compliance simulations
Appendix B. Calculation of BER and TER
PartL2(2006)VE-SBEM
Guidance on performing Part L2 (2006) assessments
Steps to Performing Analysis
Tips for Passing Part L2a
Part L2 (2006) VE-SBEM – Analysis
Room Data (actual building)
Building Regulations Construction Data
Part L2 (2006) VE-SBEM Results
References
PartL2(2010)ApacheSim
Guidance on performing Part L2 (2010) assessments
Steps in Performing Analysis
Tips for Passing Part L2A
Part L2 (2010) ApacheSim – Analysis
L2 (2010) Building & System data
Room Data (actual & notional building)
Building Regulations Construction Data
Part L2 (2010) ApacheSim – EPC
References
Appendix A. Ventilation in compliance simulations
Appendix B. Calculation of BER and TER
PartL2(2010)VE-SBEM
Overview of VE-SBEM interface features
Fundamentals of Part L2 2010
Steps in performing a VE Compliance analysis
Part L2 (2010) VE-SBEM Results
Tips for Passing Part L2 (2010)
References
PartL2(2013-2014)ApacheSim
Introduction
Guidance on performing Part L2 (2013-2014) assessments
Steps in performing a VE Compliance analysis
Part L2 (2013-2014) ApacheSim – Analysis
Part L2 (2013-2014) ApacheSim Results
Room Data
NCM lighting data dialog
Room Data (notional building)
Building Regulations Construction Data
Tips for Passing Part L2a
References
Appendix A. Ventilation in compliance simulations
PartL2(2013-2014)VE-SBEM
Overview of VE-SBEM interface features
Guidance on Part L2 (2013/2014) assessments
Steps in performing a VE Compliance analysis
Part L2 (2013/2014) VE-SBEM Results
Tips for Passing Part L2 (2013/2014)
Part L2 (2013/2014) EPC
References
Section 6
Section6(2005)ApacheSim
Compliance Methods - Dwellings & Non-Dwellings
Elemental and Heat Loss Methods
Carbon Emissions Method
Section 6 building and system data
SAP 2. Ventilation rate
Data for Part L2
Building Regulations Room Data
Building Regulations Construction Data
Section 6 Analysis and Results
Section6(2007)ApacheSim
Section6(2010)VE-SBEM
Differences for Section 6 (2010)
VE-Compliance MVII
PartL(2002)
Overview
L2 Elemental Method
Part L analysis and results
Data common to Part L1 and Part L2
Data for Part L2
Building Regulations Room Data
Building Regulations Construction Data
Set Building & System Data
Methods
PartL1(2002)Methods
Basis for calculations
L1 Elemental Method (ADL1 paragraphs 1.3–1.15)
L1 Target U-value Method (ADL1 paragraphs 1.16–1.26)
L1 Carbon Index Method (ADL1 paragraphs 1.27-1.28)
2. Maximum (Table 3) U-value Requirement (ADL1 paragraph 1.29)
3. Additional Requirements (ADL1 paragraphs 1.30-1.45)
Glossary
References
PartL2(2002)Methods
Basis for calculations
L2 Elemental Method (ADL2 paragraphs 1.7–1.68)
E 4. Heating Systems Requirements (ADL2 paragraphs 1.24-1.40)
E 6.1 Office CPR Method (ADL2 paragraphs 1.62-1.66 & Appendix G)
L2 Whole-building Method
L2 Carbon Emissions Calculation Method
Additional L2 Requirements
References
Section6(Scotland)Methods(non-dwellings)
Basis for calculations
Section 6 Elemental and Heat Loss Methods (including building services requirements)
Carbon Emissions Calculation Method
References
Section 63
1. Overview - What is Section 63?
Requirements for using Section 63 in the Virtual Environment
Assessment and Improvement Process
2. Getting Started
Pre-requisites
EPC Simulation and Lodgement
3. Preparing your model for Section 63
Assessor and Building Details
Selecting Section 63 Assessment Mode
Preparatory Checks for Section 63
Boilers > 15 Years Old
Loft Access for Roofs
Assessment Settings for Section 63
EPC Report Reference Number (RRN)
Date of sale or lease of building
Planned completion date for the Section 63 action plan
Has the Section 63 action plan been completed?
Actual completion date for the Section 63 action plan
Use operational rating?
Is DEC and advisory report lodged in register and displayed in building?
Who commissioned the Section 63 action plan?
Name of tenant/delegated person
Has delegated protocol been set up?
Set up date of the delegated protocol
Is mains gas supply available on site?
Applicable Prescriptive Measures
4. Generating a Prescribed Measures Action Plan
Reviewing the Action Plan
No Improvement Targets
Improvement Targets Identified
5. Working with Alternative Scenarios
Creating an Alternative Scenario
Settings for Alternative Scenarios
Assessment Settings
Prescriptive Measures
Alternative Measures
Generating the Action Plan
Reviewing the Action Plan
Reviewing Savings for the Alternative Measure
Adding A New Measure
Deleting an Existing Measure
Notes on Savings Values
Managing Scenarios
Exporting the Active Scenario
Deleting the Active Scenario
Deleting all Scenarios
Finalising the Assessment
Updating the EPC
Generating the final Action Plan
Appendix A: Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix B: Automatic Triggers for Prescriptive Measures
Appendix C: Lodging on the Scottish EPC Register
Title 24
Overview
Standard Input/Output Reports
Preparing Basic Input
Overview
Building Data
Cooling Coil (Chilled Water)
Cooling Coil (Direct Expansion)
Heating Coil (Hot Water)
Heating Coil (Resistance)
Heating Coil (Furnace)
Heating Coil (Heat Pump)
Fans
Evaporative Cooling (Indirect)
Evaporative Cooling (Direct)
Special Features and Modeling Assumptions
ANNEX – Sample Compliance Report
Model Viewer II
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Overview
Introduction to MicroFlo
Boundary conditions
Components
CFD Settings (Internal Simulation)
CFD Grid
Multi-zone Spaces
Importing Boundary Conditions from VistaPro Results
External Simulation
Running the simulation
MicroFlo Viewer
Troubleshooting
Lifecycle Analysis
CostPlan
Starting CostPlan & Menu Bar
Toolbar
CostPlan Cost Information
Miscellaneous
CostPlanPro
Datasets
Materials Datasets
Systems Dataset
Assigning Data
Components & Dynamic Simulation
CostPlanPro Interface
CostSubsciptionService
Overview
Cost Dataset Installation
LifeCycleAnalysis
LCA Module
CDB Interface
Mixed Used Buildings
Evacuation
Lisi - Overview
Main Menu Commands
Application Programming Interface (API)
Python API Guidance
Overview
VEScripts Editor
Running Scripts
Creating a Sample Script
Troubleshooting Error Messages
VEScripts
Overview
EnergyGain:
LightingGain:
PeopleGain:
RoomPowerGain
RoomLightingGain
RoomPeopleGain
Third Party Integration
Breathing Buildings NVHR
Overview
NVHR Background
Product Information
Using NVHR in the VE
Importing the NVHR units
Using the NVHR Grouping Scheme
Assigning NVHR to Rooms
Simulating with NVHR
Results Analysis
NVHR and UK NCM analysis (Part L, Section 6, EPCs)
Appendix A: Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix B: About Breathing Buildings Ltd.
DAIKIN
System Types
Creating a Daikin VRV System
Daikin VRV Systems (Sizing and Simulation) Application
Example Pipe Length Explanations
Monodraught HTM
Overview
HTM Background
Using HTM in the VE
Introduction
Importing the HTM units
Using the HTM Grouping Scheme
Assigning HTM to Rooms
Editing HTM Opening Types
Simulating with HTM
HTM and UK NCM analysis (Part L & EPCs)
Appendix A: Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix B: HTM Technical Data
Appendix C: About Monodraught Ltd.