“High-performance design, including energy efficiency, is becoming as fundamental a design service as meeting basic programmatic, budgetary, and life-safety needs. Continuous and iterative modelling throughout all stages of the design process optimises energy efficiency and, ultimately, the comfort, health and welfare of the occupants.” AIA Energy Modelling Guide 2012.
Incorporating performance strategies and targets right from the concept stages is vital in achieving sustainable design. IES can work with you using the latest in building performance technology and optimisation techniques. We will help you identify what is most important for your project and tailor our system of analysis and feedback based on these weightings.
Our rapid feedback helps you assess initial fundamental design parameters such as shape, form, shading, orientation, envelope and passive/active opportunities. Taking into account climate, surrounding buildings and future weather patterns to score multiple scenarios against your most important criteria, and provide you with design directions to explore in more detail.
Our service helps you build a picture of your project, taking into account a whole range of performance characteristics. Whether your focus is on energy, carbon, light, rating systems, cost or potential BREEAM/LEED credit scores, contact us to discuss your requirements.
Although we can help you solely at this initial stage our preferred route is to act as an on-going member of the design team as your building performance strategist and consultant. Design, performance and energy modelling is an integrated and iterative process and we believe this consistent feedback is key to keeping your project on track performance wise.