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July 4th, 2008
Bentley Expands Building Energy Analysis Software Portfolio Through New Agreement

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PR – Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced an agreement with Environmental Design Solutions Limited (EDSL) of Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. The agreement grants Bentley exclusive worldwide rights to distribute EDSLs Tas software for fast, in-depth energy analysis and simulation of demanding and challenging large-scale building environments. Behind Tas softwares speed and comprehensive capabilities is a powerful, time-proven, custom engine that incorporates sophisticated energy simulation techniques such as computational fluid dynamics. Tas thermal analysis capabilities allow building engineers to create more sustainable designs by comparing alternative heating and cooling strategies and building designs for comfort, equipment sizing, and energy demand. Tas also supports designers efforts to reduce environmental impact by, for example, helping those designing in the United Kingdom meet Part L2 of the governments building regulations, which focuses on reducing carbon emissions.

Coming on the heels of Bentleys 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 Bentleys 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 Energys 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 Bentleys 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 Bentleys 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 Bentleys 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.

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