The IES Virtual Environment (IESVE) is a powerful, in-depth suite of building performance analysis tools. It enables the design and operation of comfortable buildings that consume significantly less energy. Whether working on a new build or renovation project, the VE allows designers to test different options, identify best passive solutions, compare low-carbon & renewable technologies, and draw conclusions on energy use, CO2 emissions, occupant comfort, and much more.
FINE4Rate is a BIM graphical interface to energy rating engines. "FINE4Rate AU" launched by 4M Australia, is a customised BIM application which provides the BIM power to the benchmark software for house energy rating in Australia(supported by CSIRO and the Australian Government Department of Climate Change). FINE4Rate works together with the NatHERS thermal comfort modelling environment, to support all the Energy Assessors who are users of the AccuRate Sustainability Software.
FineGREEN provides advanced modelling capabilities in an easy-to-use BIM interface, combining the Acad-like functionality with the DWG & IFC full compatibility. The program uses as its simulation engine “EnergyPlus” (the U.S. DOE building energy simulation program) to ensure powerful simulation capabilities and calculation accuracy. FineGREEN's friendly BIM interface powered by the EnergyPlus engine, allow the easy determination of the best energy-efficient building design solutions from initial concept through project completion.