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If you are designing new buildings, or undergoing deep refurbishment, and wish to decarbonise or achieve net-zero status across your portfolio, then a bespoke Modelling Guide is an indispensable tool. 

IES Consulting can produce a net-zero modelling guide for your organisation and customise it to building types and ways of working. 

Our team work internationally and can create Modelling Guides for both public and private sector organisations across all climate zones. We can work with you  to successfully implement the guide within your organisation by mentoring your teams/clients and demonstrating the strategic gains.

Benefits of a modelling guide for clients include:

  • A structured roadmap for stage-by-stage modelling to support achieving energy/carbon targets
  • Support clear and measurable assessment of design options toward decarbonisation
  • Supports eliminating performance gap issues
  • Clearly identify team responsibilities on project data and modelling
  • Maintain consistency in design and operation of your entire portfolio of buildings
  • Strong communication platform for key stakeholders to regularly visualise design and operation opportunities and risk.
  • Create a portfolio of models acting as case studies and best practice approach ahead of new projects

Scottish Futures Trust Modelling Guide

As part of the new Net Zero Public Sector Buildings (NZPSB) Standard, commissioned by Scottish Futures Trust (SFT), IES Consulting wrote and developed a new Dynamic Simulation Modelling guide that will support building designers in meeting the requirements of the Standard. Whilst primarily aimed at Dynamic Simulation Modelling modellers, the guide has also been designed to inform all project stakeholders in understanding how to obtain the right level of Dynamic Simulation Modelling required to meet their zero carbon objectives.

This Standard supports public bodies to meet their net zero commitments for their new build and major refurbishment projects, with a central principle of verification to ensure project goals are achieved.

The modelling guide signals a step change to the way modelling has been previously performed on public sector buildings in Scotland, moving the sector away from the traditional ‘modelling for compliance’ approach whereby models are simply created to pass Building Regulations. It is a significant step forward in terms of modelling detail and project stakeholder collaboration that is required to support zero carbon building design predictions which are then verified in use. 

The guide describes procedures for Dynamic Simulation Modelling and reporting directly mapped to the RIBA Plan of Work stages 0-7, with guidance ranging from the early concept design right through to the ‘post-occupancy’ operational stage. 

For more information on the modelling guide produced for SFT, visit: https://www.iesve.com/discoveries/view/22927/new-modelling-guide

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