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Content Type : Blogs
May 28th 2024
Why spreadsheets alone will not get your buildings to net-zero

In an era dominated by the urgency to combat climate change, the concept of achieving net-zero emissions within the building sector has gained critical importance.  The real...

May 22nd 2024
Improve Building Performance with IES's Dynamic Thermal Simulation Tools

Dynamic thermal simulation (DTS) offers a powerful solution for predicting how buildings will perform under various conditions, ensuring energy efficiency and occupant comfort....

May 21st 2024
Heat Network Efficiency Scheme (HNES) Optimisation Studies

Heat networks are fundamental when it comes to clean and cost-effective decarbonisation of UK heat to meet current net-zero targets. They can make use of energy that would...

May 15th 2024
Eric Roberts Appointed Treasurer of CIBSE Building Simulation Group

Congratulations to IES Senior Business Development Manager Eric Roberts who has been appointed Treasurer of CIBSE’s Building Simulation Group. Having taken up position in April...

May 10th 2024
Don McLean in Energy Manager: With major targets scrapped, what’s next for net zero – and what does it really mean in 2024?

IES CEO Don McLean is featured in this month's Energy Manager Magazine, with an article discussing the recent scrapping of the Scottish government’s net-zero targets and what it...

Apr 9th 2024
Interview with Chris Anton, Perth & Kinross Council - Performance Modelling: Our Journey So Far

Building performance modelling is playing an increasingly important role throughout the building lifecycle. Particularly as building owners, operators and tenants strive to...

Mar 11th 2024
Effective HVAC Mechanical Thermal Zoning and IESVE

This overview aims to explore the underpinnings, design considerations, and systematic methodologies pivotal to the effective implementation of zoning within HVAC...

Mar 8th 2024
2024 Engineering Day for Madison Teens

For the third year in a row, ASHRAE Madison facilitated 2024 Engineering Day for Teens with the Boys and Girls Club for Dane County. The local teenagers from the area were able to...

Feb 22nd 2024
NECB Compliance: Your Questions Answered

Our IESVE software is now officially approved for National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2020 compliance. NECB 2020 (released in March 2022) outlines rules for...

Feb 13th 2024
Low Carbon Skills Fund: what you need to know before applying

More than 300,000 individual properties are covered by the UK Public Sector. With these buildings accounting for around 2% of the UK’s total emissions, the government introduced a...

Feb 6th 2024
High-Performance Building Design and IESVE

High-performance buildings (HPBs) stand as a testament to the evolutionary strides made in architectural and engineering practices, transitioning from traditional construction...

Jan 31st 2024
ASHRAE Heat Balance Method Versus Radiant Time Series

The calculation of cooling loads in building and HVAC system design is a critical task that requires precision and understanding of thermal dynamics. This article presents a...

Jan 29th 2024
Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 3 – Project Partner Opportunities

Today [29th January, 2024] marks the launch of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 3 Spring competition window. If you operate an industrial site or data centre...

Jan 25th 2024
IES Welcomes Release of UKGBC Commercial Retrofit Guidance for Offices

This week the UKGBC has launched a landmark report, aimed at supporting the retrofit of large commercial office buildings towards net zero. An output of the UKGBC’s Advancing Net...

Jan 22nd 2024
CIBSE TM52, CIBSE TM59 & Part O: Overheating Assessments with IES

Overheating is an area of growing concern for building design, with global temperature rises presenting complex challenges when it comes to balancing occupant comfort, health and...

Jan 11th 2024
Ben Pettitt in Build in Digital: Maybe it's time for office landlords to go home

IES’ Ben Pettitt recently featured in Build in Digital, with an article discussing how landlords can make use of existing design, energy compliance or BIM models to convert vacant...