IES Consulting were commissioned to perform building energy performance and thermal comfort analysis on the Scottish Natural Heritage HQ of Great Glen House.
In 2011 IES Consulting were commissioned to perform building performance analysis and a thermal comfort study of Great Glen House, the Headquarters of Scottish Natural Heritage. Using the IES Virtual Environment a 3D model was created and dynamic thermal, bulk-airflow, SunCast, HVAC, lighting efficiencies and computational fluid dynamic simulations were carried out.
Great Glen House was designed to meet a “high sustainability-oriented” brief and to create a benchmark for best practice in sustainable commercial development. The building contains office space for 300 staff, with meeting rooms, boardrooms, an elliptical library, a staff room, labs and a feature central atrium space.
Upon completion Great Glen House achieved the highest ever office BREEAM score of 84.01% and was voted best corporate workplace in the UK at British Council for Offices (BCO) Awards 2007.