This course looks at how to use the SunCast application in the IES Virtual Environment to generate shading images and views of solar energy and solar exposure. With the help of our training videos, notes and test models, you will learn how to run solar shading calculations in SunCast, and then apply these to the dynamic simulation when it is run in ApacheSim.

You will then be shown how to view the simulation results using VistaPro, and see where we may examine the impact of incorporating shading: directly in variables such as solar gain, and indirectly, in altered loads, energy use and comfort levels.

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.


SunCast Training Course

Calculate the position of the sun in the sky, track solar penetration throughout the building interior and calculate shadows.


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


  The Basics of SunCast: Introduction & Calculations
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  Solar Shading Images: Part 1
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  External Solar Analysis
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  Impact of Solar Shading on Simulation Results Part 1
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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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