Acquisition will enable company to increase "green" building
Bentley Systems, Inc. announced that it has acquired Hevacomp, Ltd., a Sheffield, England-based provider of building services design software dedicated to improving the performance of buildings. Included in its portfolio is software for energy analysis, heating and cooling load calculations, pipe and duct sizing and electrical system design and product catalogs.
Hevacomp is at the forefront of simulation for building energy analyses, incorporating in its offerings the EnergyPlus engine, developed by the U.S. Department of Energy, and software certified to perform CO2 emissions calculations required under Part L of the U.K. building regulations. Market demand for these energy analysis products is growing rapidly in the United Kingdom due to highly aggressive government regulations designed to reduce the country’s carbon consumption. By adding applications to Bentley’s comprehensive portfolio that will help architects, engineers and low-carbon consultants design buildings that consume less energy, have reduced CO2 emissions and cost less to operate, this acquisition extends the company’s commitment to sustaining infrastructure and increasing the inventory of “green” buildings around the world.
“The Hevacomp product line is an important addition to our growing portfolio of solutions that help sustain infrastructure and the environment,” CEO Greg Bentley said.
“Hevacomp’s substantive analysis applications leverage the content of the Building Information Model, incorporating rigorous engineering and enabling infrastructure professionals and owner-operators to improve building performance and reduce lifecycle costs.
“We are very pleased to become part of Bentley’s global organization and to help support its commitment to delivering world-class building services tools and applications,” said Tony Baxter, former managing director of Hevacomp and now Bentley Building’s director of product management for building services and energy analysis. “Joining forces with Bentley is the best way to build upon Hevacomp’s 30-year track record of successfully providing a complete set of design tools and content for building services engineers, mechanical and sustainability engineers, and low-carbon consultants. Together, we can extend the deployment of these solutions, along with new innovations, worldwide.”