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Dec 15th 2023
COP28: We must move faster to decarbonise the built environment

As COP28 negotiations closed and a deal was agreed, it was difficult not to have mixed feelings on the UAE Consensus. While many hailed the ‘landmark’ deal to move away from...

Dec 6th 2023
Urbanisation and the Built Environment takes centre stage at COP28: Join us in sharing your building performance success stories

As COP28 unfolds, a key thematic focus of today’s proceedings will be Urbanisation and the Built Environment, an area which we know represents huge untapped potential for driving...

Dec 1st 2023
IES partners with edie to release new Net-Zero Report

As COP28 enters full swing, IES have partnered with edie to release a new business report encapsulating all things net-zero and how global efforts to...

Dec 12th 2022
Free Download: The edie Net-Zero November 2022 Summary Report

Incorporating exclusive COP27 coverage, high-level interviews, themed podcast episodes and a dedicated Net-Zero Action online event, edie’s Net- Zero November campaign delivered...

Nov 17th 2022
Showcasing innovation in the built environment on COP27’s Solutions Day

A sense of urgency is rising as the end of the COP27 climate summit nears. The past week has been plagued with reports that negotiations have been running behind schedule, with...

Nov 15th 2022
How can businesses take control of their building energy use on COP27’s Energy Day?

Today marks the Energy Day at COP27, a day which has promised to deal with all aspects of energy and climate change. Everything from renewable energy and smart grids, to energy...

Nov 11th 2022
Decarbonisation day at COP27: Why we must tackle our aversion to energy efficiency

Today, the thematic focus at COP27 is decarbonisation. The programme promises to discuss the many technologies which are emerging as potential solutions to reduce carbon in the...

Nov 8th 2022
COP27: “We are in the fight of our lives. And we are losing.”

As world leaders took to the stage in Egypt yesterday to begin negotiations at the COP27 climate summit, it was hard not to be struck by an overwhelming feeling of despair at the...

Nov 24th 2021
COP26 Reflections

Now that we have had some time to take stock and reflect on COP26, I wanted to share my thoughts on the event. During the conference, I had the opportunity to meet and hear a...

Nov 22nd 2021
The built environment: planning for a sustainable future

The built environment sector is on the frontline of the sustainability challenges we face as the world works toward net zero. There’s a mix of solutions but key to a successful...

Nov 11th 2021
The COP26 Cities, Regions & Built Environment Day is Here! Let’s Make it Count

Today marks a much anticipated day in the buildings industry calendar - the Cities, Regions and Built Environment Day at COP26. A day which the COP26 presidency has promised will...

Oct 28th 2021
Scottish digital ingenuity showcased at COP26

Green technologies take centre stage in immersive version of Glasgow city icons Two of Scotland’s leading lights in the property sustainability space have come together in a...

Oct 22nd 2021
Sunday Times Climate Change Report 2021: Physics-based Digital Twins Hold the Key to a Decarbonised Built Environment

A new Climate Change report from Raconteur, in association with the Sunday Times and IES, explains how physics-powered digital twin technology can close the gap between the...

Sep 2nd 2021
Response to Greta Thunberg: Scottish sustainability efforts should not be judged on government action alone

Greta Thunberg’s comments about Scotland perhaps not being the world leader it claims to be as proposals for a new oil field off the Shetland coast are considered are...

Aug 9th 2021
IPCC Report: Science-based climate problems call for science-based solutions

Today’s headlines are a flood with stark warnings following the release of the latest IPCC report. Phrases like ‘code-red’, ‘wake up call’, ‘deeds not words’ are all plastered...

Jul 19th 2021
Net-Zero Week UK - 'HOW' do we take action?

This week marks Net-Zero Week, the UK’s national awareness week. Its aim is to highlight the challenges we face in getting to net-zero and provide advice on what we as businesses...