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IES Sustainability VE-Toolkit

PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:43 am
by Revit Zone
Has anyone used / got IES's Sustainability VE-Toolkit?

http://www.iesve.com/Software/VE-Toolkits

It looks really interesting. We're seriously thinking of purchasing this for the office.

Any feedback would be most appreciated.

Cheers,
Ian

Re: IES Sustainability VE-Toolkit

PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 9:48 am
by James
me! :lol:

i have the Full VE-Pro on my PC at home, but tbh i havent had time to get stuck in with it yet (just installed and activated and not used...im so lazy)

if you want any clarification or test models running through it to see what comes out, let me know :)

Re: IES Sustainability VE-Toolkit

PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:03 am
by Revit Zone
Hi James,

Thanks for the reply.

We have taken a quick look at all the IES products- but some of the higher end ones are probably too powerful (and complicated for us)- we just need something that can give us some "broad-brush" outputs at the early design stage- and the Sustainability Toolkit looked to be pitched at just the right level.

On a side note: Do you know what the requirements are for submitting SBEM Part L Compliance reports to Building Regs??? I know the software has to be accredited, but does the PERSON producing them have to be ACCREDITED or just COMPETENT???

Cheers,
Ian

Re: IES Sustainability VE-Toolkit

PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:28 am
by James
im 99% sure the person has to be accredited to issue for SBEM to building control.

Re: IES Sustainability VE-Toolkit

PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:34 am
by Revit Zone
James wrote:im 99% sure the person has to be accredited to issue for SBEM to building control.


That's what I suspected. I'm meeting with Building Control soo, so I'll ask for confirmation.

Cheers,
Ian

Re: IES Sustainability VE-Toolkit

PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:40 am
by Saw
Revit Zone wrote:Has anyone used / got IES's Sustainability VE-Toolkit?

http://www.iesve.com/Software/VE-Toolkits

It looks really interesting. We're seriously thinking of purchasing this for the office.

Any feedback would be most appreciated.

Cheers,
Ian


You could always download the 30 day free trial and see what you think?

Mike

Re: IES Sustainability VE-Toolkit

PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:58 pm
by Jemma
The last office I was in used this. I think it was regarded pretty highly (I never used it myself, but I heard the guys raving about it)

Jemma

Re: IES Sustainability VE-Toolkit

PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:34 am
by Revit Zone
UPDATE:-

Well, a year on from first posting about this, we still haven't purchased the software yet :cry:

Management are great, aren't they???? :?

I'm still pushing them to make a purchase as I think it will be highly beneficial at the concept stage. The Conceptual Energy Analysis module in Revit Architecture is a bit too basic for our needs. I'll post an update and some intial thoughts once we get the software.

Cheers,
Ian