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Only by looking at buildings and cities as the integrated environments that they are - instead of parts of the problem in isolation - can we ensure everyone involved in the conception, design or management of a building gets to leave our world in a much better state than we inherited it.

BIM4Analysis – Frequently Asked Questions

by Karen Duffin

In January 2016, the IES team, alongside special guest speaker Jean Carriere of Trailloop, hosted another instalment of our popular IES…

FASUDIR results workshop and other R&D Projects featured at the Sustainable Places Conference

by Edwina Cramp

One of the greatest challenges that our societies have ever faced is how to drive energy efficiency at the building,…

What’s new and improved in IES TaP?

by Glenn Miles

The latest version of IES TaP has all the functionality and features you’re used to, with some new features and…

Energy vs Cost Modelling

by Mark Gifford

I recently conducted an energy survey at a new healthcare facility and a couple of headline numbers jumped out which…

BIFM Scotland Region Training Day: FM Technology

by Edwina Cramp

Last month, Mark Gifford was invited by BIFM to speak at the BIFM Scotland Region half day training event. In…

EINSTEIN R&D Project Investigates Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostics (AFDD)

by Edwina Cramp

Up to 20% of the total energy used in developing countries is consumed within HVAC systems with between 15-50% of…

Behind the Scenes at IES Software Development: Meet Technical Analyst Birthe

by Suzanne Wallace

Ever wondered what a Technical Analyst does? Well wonder no more! For this blog post we went behind the scenes…

CIBSE BPA Collaborative Working Partnership Award

by Karen Duffin

As you may have seen in our recent posts, together with partners Lateral Technologies, Next Controls and John Lewis, IES were…

Digital Transformation for a Better Performing Future

by Sarah Graham

Digital Built Britain (DBB) published in February 2015 outlines the UK Government’s BIM Level 3 strategy, the next phase of…

Museum of Bavarian History

by Karen Duffin

Image courtesy of  Wörner Traxler Richter Planungsgesellschaft mbH. Herz & Lang GmbH provided Passive House consulting and performed dynamic simulation…

Place Eleven, Latvia

by Suzanne Wallace

Image courtesy of Hanner Group Energy consultants, True Energy Solutions (TES), used the IES Virtual Environment (IESVE) to help design…

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