In this online training course, we’ll show you how to use our MacroFlo application to create a zonal airflow model to calculate bulk air movement in and through the building, driven by wind and buoyancy induced pressures.

Follow along with the instructor as we take you step by step through analysing natural ventilation, by simulating the flow of air through openings in the building envelope. This lets us assess and compare different ventilation strategies.

You will learn how to create and assign different opening types, then apply these to the dynamic simulation when it is run in ApacheSim, to impact on load results. And consider ways in which these simulation results can be viewed in VistaPro for further analysis.

You can also test your knowledge by completing the integrated quizzes, and on successful completion receive an IES distance learning certificate.

This course is certified for 1 CPD hour. Trainees can contact IES Training on completion of this course to receive their CPD Certificate.


MacroFlo Training Course

Simulate air flow driven by wind pressure and buoyancy forces.


Your Instructor


Jeanne Parker-Weekes
Jeanne Parker-Weekes

Jeanne is a user content developer at IES, whose focus is on providing accessible training to users. Jeanne has over 10 years IESVE experience, and industry experience developing corporate sustainable building design tools and guidelines for multi-national implementation. With an MSc in Energy and Sustainable Building Design, she has also contributed to a working group for local building regulation development.


Course Curriculum


  MacroFlo Introduction
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  Create Openings Part 1: Exposure Types
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  Create Openings Part 2: Opening Category
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  Create Openings Part 3: Degree of Opening
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  Create and Apply Detailed Openings
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  Select and Assign Openings
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as the purchase is made and never ends as your yearly subscription will automatically renew each year.
What if I want to cancel the course?
No problem, you can cancel your course subscription at any time and the year access that you have paid for will not end until the year is up.
Any other questions?
If you have any other questions please contact our training team via [email protected]

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