We are excited at Pick Everard with the new features that the 2017 version of IES Virtual Environment brings:

•Parametric tool analysis

•Optimisation tool analysis

•Parallel simulations

•Additional Climate Based Daylight Modelling

•Interoperability Revit/IES navigator

•Python Scripting (customise and automate workflows)

•Virtual sub-metering strategies to replicate real building metering

We expect this will also allow thermal modelling specialists to have earlier input into design, greater interaction with architects, and extend the use of models into buildings in operation. This will also lead to changes to design workflows, improving efficiencies and allowing more time to be spent on proactive design rather than reactive and reiterative ‘design for compliance.

All in all, a step-change in the right direction!