Bentley adds gbXML support to Hevacomp analysis and simulation program, automates baseline LEED requirements

August 11, 2010

now automates ASHRAE baseline comparisons of building designs to determine LEED certification requirements. These automated comparisons against a baseline building in the same geometric orientation with ASHRAE-defined construction types, for items such as walls, windows, roofs, and slabs, will save engineers and architects hundreds of design hours on a typical project.  The Hevacomp software joins a growing number of gbXML-enabled Bentley products, which also include Bentley Architecture V8i, Bentley Building Mechanical Systems V8i, Bentley speedikon Architectural V8i, and Bentley Tas Simulator V8i. The latest gbXML schema promotes the design of better-performing, more resource-efficient buildings by providing interoperability among gbXML-enabled Building Information Models (BIMs) and engineering analysis tools. These tools now include Bentley’s Hevacomp Simulator V8i – which takes full advantage of the U.S. Department of Energy’s industry-standard EnergyPlus simulation engine to provide highly accurate building energy analysis and design – and Hevacomp Mechanical Designer V8i. This additional capability enables engineers, architects, and energy assessors to automatically share the models they create in gbXML-enabled BIM applications with Hevacomp Mechanical Designer and Hevacomp Simulator for analysis.

Bentley also announced that Hevacomp Simulator V8i now automates ASHRAE baseline comparisons of building designs to determine LEED certification requirements. These automated comparisons against a baseline building in the same geometric orientation with ASHRAE-defined construction types, for items such as walls, windows, roofs, and slabs, will save engineers and architects hundreds of design hours on a typical project.

         
 

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