Coming on the heels of Bentley’s acquisition of Hevacomp and its leading building services design software, this agreement makes Bentley the clear global leader in building analysis and simulation products for improved building performance. Included in Bentley’s Hevacomp line is software for energy analysis, heating and cooling load calculations, pipe and duct sizing, electrical system design, and product catalogs. The Hevacomp simulation for building energy analysis software incorporates the U.S. Department of Energy’s EnergyPlus industry-standard engine, putting its analysis capabilities within reach of architects and building engineers around the globe. Access to the software will be further facilitated through its integration with other products in Bentley’s comprehensive portfolio.
Bhupinder Singh, senior vice president, Bentley Software, said, “Our partnership with EDSL underscores our commitment to helping users improve building performance. Improving the energy efficiency of buildings is a pressing need given the rising cost and depleting supplies of fossil fuels. A growing number of Bentley’s offerings are dedicated to helping users address this global imperative by facilitating the design and construction of buildings that not only consume less energy and produce fewer carbon emissions, but also cost less to operate. We are excited to announce that work is currently under way to further integrate Hevacomp HVAC design tools with Tas for a seamless design-with-analysis workflow.”
Added Alan Jones, EDSL managing director, “We at EDSL see Bentley as an ideal partner. We will continue to develop great applications and apply them in our world-leading consulting practice. At the same time, we will depend on Bentley’s long reach, coupled with the breadth of its complementary solutions, products, and services – including those in its Hevacomp line – to expand the deployment of our products around the globe. Ultimately, society will benefit from an expanded supply of energy-efficient buildings that conserve precious resources and lead to a cleaner environment.”
The Tas suite of software products simulates the dynamic thermal performance of buildings and their systems. Tas Building Designer performs dynamic building simulation with integrated natural and forced airflow. Tas Ambiens is a robust and easy-to-use computational fluid dynamics package that produces a cross section of microclimate variations within a space.
For more information about Tas Building Designer and Tas Ambiens, visit www.edsl.net.
Environmental Design Solutions Limited (EDSL) was formed in 1989 to commercially develop Tas software. The company, which is based in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, also provides world-leading consultancy services using Tas. For more information about EDSL, visit www.edsl.net.
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Bentley is the global leader dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. Architects, engineers, constructors, and owner-operators are indispensable in improving our world and our quality of life; the company’s mission is to improve the performance of their projects and of the assets they design, build, and operate. Bentley sustains the infrastructure professions by helping to leverage information technology, learning, best practices, and global collaboration – and by promoting careers devoted to this crucial work.
Founded in 1984, Bentley has more than 2,800 colleagues, offices in more than 50 countries, annual revenues surpassing $500 million, and since 1993, has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions. Nearly 90 percent of the Engineering News-Record Top Design Firms are Bentley subscribers, and a 2008 Daratech study ranked Bentley as the world’s #2 provider of geospatial software solutions.
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