You may have seen the recent reports that in 2016 atmospheric CO2 reached its highest in 800,000 years. This record high reported by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has shown that last year's rise was 50% higher than the average of the last 10 years. According to researchers, this is due to a combination of human activities and the El Niño weather phenomenon and scientists are now saying it is very unlikely that we’ll achieve global temperature targets.
As much as it is unlikely that anyone will stop climate change, there are things we can do to help mitigate it.
As we know, buildings and therefore cities are a major contributor to the worlds CO2 emissions. In order to make our buildings and cities more sustainable and energy efficient we must work together more holistically to conduct detailed and accurate analysis throughout the entire process of creating our buildings and cities. We need to take into account all the complexities that this entails and look at them in an integrated fashion, taking into account how everything works together and not just parts in isolation.
This all sounds really complicated, and you’re probably wondering if it’s really possible. But imagine if you could do all this from one integrated 3D model?
Our Virtual Environment (VE) technology allows you to look at all the interactions within a building form one single platform, and determine how well the building will perform. It enables you to take data linked to building and community environmental performance and deliver intelligent information derived from that data. The robustness of the VE analysis engine and the breadth and depth of environmental performance metrics used, place IES in a unique position to not only deliver energy efficient buildings, but to help develop the sustainability of entire communities as well.