Bentley releases U.S. and Canadian versions of Energy Performance Series for green building design

Hevacomp and Tas software products enable engineers, architects, and energy assessors to predict energy consumption, carbon dioxide emissions, operating costs, and occupant comfort.

03/18/2009


Bentley Systems Inc., Exton Pa., recently announced the immediate availability in the United States and Canada of Bentley’s Energy Performance Series, the first robust software for building energy design, analysis, and simulation.

Bentley’s Energy Performance Series, which includes Bentley Tas Simulator V8i, Hevacomp Simulator V8i, and Hevacomp Mechanical Designer V8i, has been proven in the very demanding U.K. market for the design and construction of high performance green buildings, including the iconic 30 St Mary Axe, Heron Tower, Terminal 5 Heathrow, 122 Leadenhall Street, and CityPoint, London. Now engineers, architects, and energy assessors in the United States and Canada can use this software to accomplish the additional and complex work that successful green building projects require %%MDASSML%% to assure they perform as predicted. This release of the Energy Performance Series highlights Bentley’s building performance strategy dedicated to the design, construction, and operation of better-performing, more sustainable buildings.

Bentley’s Energy Performance Series makes it possible to better understand and accurately predict the energy consumption, CO 2 emissions, operating costs, and occupant comfort of projects ranging from small and simple to very large and highly complex. It also provides the right tools to effectively and productively design, analyze, and simulate building energy systems.

Noah Eckhouse, vice president of Bentley’s Building Performance Group, said, “Bentley’s Energy Performance Series fills the void left by existing tools in this arena, which typically are incomplete, siloed, imprecise, and slow. It provides the fastest, most powerful, and most accurate dynamic simulation and analysis available for building load, plant energy, passive design, and thermal simulations. And, because all of the products interoperate, the Energy Performance Series ensures a collaborative process that increases reuse of information. In addition, its support of industry standards, including ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004, ASHRAE Standard 140-2004 (BESTEST Models), LEED Energy and Atmosphere Credit 1, U.K. Building Regulations Part L2, ISO, ANSI/ASME, CIBSE, and others, facilitates required compliance checking and documentation.”

In the United States, the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program is the emerging standard for evaluating a building’s energy performance. Bentley’s Energy Performance Series maximizes point accumulation under LEED Energy and Atmosphere Credit 1.

Visit the website for additional information about and a demo of Bentley’s Energy Performance Series.





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