Dear Beaver Users,
Effective May 1st 2020, the energy evaluations that a computer program must consider in order to comply with the National Construction Code (NCC) will be expanded upon. The changes include variations to permitted values in load tables, the requirement to account for additional variable water temperatures, and overall compliance with ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140.
Consequently, I write to inform you that we are unable to substantiate that the calculation methods and engineering principles utilised in the framework of the Beaver program will satisfy the requirements of the new legislation. Therefore, ACADS-BSG cannot warrant use of the program from May 1st 2020, at which time, ongoing support will cease. Although there is still value in the outputs of the program, please note the caveat on usage.
I’d like to thank you for your patronage of the Beaver program over the time leading to this point. The software, originally named ESPII, has been a pivotal tool in the arsenal for many professionals within the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industries.
Though the upgrades of the Beaver program are not occurring at this time, ACADS-BSG continues down a pathway of innovation. Both Camel and Hyena products are currently undergoing a significant re-invigoration project, with critical upgrades and development now well underway.
We’re excited to share new milestones with you as they arise and look forward to providing further essential tools to Building Services Professionals for the years to come.