40% of global energy is used by buildings

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IES R&D

Our Vision

IES is involved in all levels of research with respect to sustainable and environmental design for spaces, buildings, neighbourhoods and cities. We currently invest over a quarter of our revenue into Research & Development and have a proven track record of working with industrial and academic partners on singular and collaborative research projects.

We are continuously researching new methodologies and technologies. This includes windows, renewable energy technology, green facades, smart facades/envelopes and the modelling of processes and flows, to mention a few.

We work directly with industry partners, such as Daikin and Monodraught, using the simulation environment to virtually prototype new technologies and validate the improvements generated by these technologies in real buildings. Industrial partners can engage with us on a number of fronts both to develop their own business and also to engage in collaborative Research and Development.
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Our Vision

IES is involved in all levels of research with respect to sustainable and environmental design for spaces, buildings, neighbourhoods and cities. We currently invest over a quarter of our revenue into Research & Development and have a proven track record of working with industrial and academic partners on singular and collaborative research projects.

We are continuously researching new methodologies and technologies. This includes windows, renewable energy technology, green facades, smart facades/envelopes and the modelling of processes and flows, to mention a few.

We work directly with industry partners, such as Daikin and Monodraught, using the simulation environment to virtually prototype new technologies and validate the improvements generated by these technologies in real buildings. Industrial partners can engage with us on a number of fronts both to develop their own business and also to engage in collaborative Research and Development.
View the IES R&D Flyer

Our Vision

IES is involved in all levels of research with respect to sustainable and environmental design for spaces, buildings, neighbourhoods and cities. We currently invest over a quarter of our revenue into Research & Development and have a proven track record of working with industrial and academic partners on singular and collaborative research projects.

We are continuously researching new methodologies and technologies. This includes windows, renewable energy technology, green facades, smart facades/envelopes and the modelling of processes and flows, to mention a few.

We work directly with industry partners, such as Daikin and Monodraught, using the simulation environment to virtually prototype new technologies and validate the improvements generated by these technologies in real buildings. Industrial partners can engage with us on a number of fronts both to develop their own business and also to engage in collaborative Research and Development.
View the IES R&D Flyer

masterplanning

  • Decision Making Tools for City Architects and Urban Planners
  • 3D Visual City Simulation Tools
  • Sustainable Urban Indicators for Energy Related Decision Making
  • Connections with Simulation and Geographical Information and City Databases
  • Whole Life Neighbourhood Analysis

Building operation

  • Intelligent and Model Based Control
  • Using Simulation for Fault Detection and Analysis
  • Real-Time Optimisation and Control of Buildings
  • Real-Time Prediction of Building Use
  • Direct Connections between Simulation Environment and BMS / Building Sensors

 

smart cities

  • Simulation of Portfolios of Buildings Across a City
  • District Modelling and Simulation
  • Modelling the Connections between Buildings, The Electricity Grid and Renewable Technologies
  • Demand Response and Tariff Analysis
  • Simulation of Water and Waste Networks
  • Simulation of Transport Networks and the EV Grid

 

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We currently invest over a quarter of our revenue into Research and Development to enhance the existing IES suite of products, as well as develop new innovative technology for the built environment.

Successful Funding Record

Funding has been acquired from both National and European bodies: Scottish Enterprise, the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB), European Framework Programme 7 (FP7) and European Competitiveness and Innovation (CIP) Framework Programme.

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Collaborative Approach

As an experienced manager of collaborative projects, IES have worked closely with industry partners, academic institutions and research organisations. Through joint research and development, industrial partners have the opportunity to engage with IES and develop their own business, while academic collaboration and sponsorship of Postgraduate and Postdoctoral research allows us to benefit from state of the art research and third party validation of new technology and developments.

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Commercial Focus

We have been successful in producing a number of commercially viable products as a result of IES R&D projects. Notable examples include the IMPACT Compliant Suite, ERGON (SCAN), OPTIMISE and the Glasgow Energy App (Glasgow Future Cities).

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Completed projects

IES has an extremely high sucess rate with its completed projects. Many have been held up as exemplars by funding bodies because of the deliverables achieved. Several have also resulted in commercial products.