Engineered Systems Magazine

VE-Navigator for LEED®: IES

October 15, 2012

IES-101412-body.jpgPromotion provides customers the opportunity to gain valuable experience in preparation for the LEED v4 launch.

Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) has announced an exclusive offer for its customers:  full access to its VE-Navigator for LEED® for free. As a USGBC LEED Automation Partner, IES is creating an opportunity for customers to gain hands-on experience with its LEED tool prior to the launch of LEED v4.

“We’re excited by this joint initiative with the USGBC. Offering an incredibly beneficial product for free to our customers firmly demonstrates our support for LEED and enables us to engage further with the USGBC community,” said Don McLean, founder and CEO of IES. “Our software fully supports those whose aim it is to measure, improve and transform the planet through its built environment, which works in synergy with the aims of the LEED program.”

The VE-Navigator for LEED provides an automated and comprehensive analysis assessment of LEED credits for daylighting, comfort, water, and renewables. Its step-by-step user-friendly structure allows the user to input and manipulate exact building data to ensure an accurate and streamlined process, which produces reports suitable for use with LEED letter templates. Users can also increase LEED credits - up to 19 for NC & Schools and up to 21 for C-S + 1 possible exemplary point - by adding LEED Energy capabilities with the VE-Navigator for ASHRAE 90.1.

“As a LEED Automation Partner, IES’ VE-Navigator for LEED and ASHRAE 90.1 will become an important part of the LEED v4 review process,” said Scot Horst, senior vice president, LEED and Strategic Innovation of USGBC. “The USGBC is dedicated to making LEED v4 a success, and the integration with our Automation Partners’ tools, like IES, is intrinsically linked to this.”

This free offer is currently available through December 2012 to qualified customers who already have the following IESVE modules installed: ModelIT, ApacheSim and FlucsDL.