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Map your route to a Fossil Free, Zero-Carbon Campus

Digital Twins for Net-Zero Universities

According to the IPCC, the global building stock needs 80% to 90% lower emissions in 2050 to achieve a pathway consistent with a 1.5°C target. The digitalization of buildings enables optimisation based on both the needs and comfort of users and what delivers the highest environmental impact. Our ICL Technology helps universities to plan, implement and manage current and future operational performance. Reducing carbon emissions, energy costs, and hitting sustainability commitments.

Drive Down Energy Costs

Decarbonise your Estate

Local Energy Strategies

Safe, Well-Ventilated Spaces

Living Lab Collaboration

ESG Reputation Management

Mitigate Rising Energy Costs

With energy prices rising exponentially, universities need to ensure every penny counts. Our technology can help your budgets stretch further, helping you hone in on areas of energy waste, improve energy efficiency across your campus and make wiser investments across retrofits and new build projects.

  • Identify operational inefficiencies and target energy waste
  • Save 20 - 70% on energy costs
  • Balance net-zero targets against budgets
  • Ensure money is spent where it will have greatest impact
  • Identify opportunities to share heat, cooling and power and save money

Net-Zero Road Mapping for Universities

An effective net-zero strategy requires evidence-backed decisions and data you can trust. Our digital twins use the best of building physics, data, machine learning and AI to help you assess different decarbonisation options, plan your investment strategies and track progress towards zero-carbon.

  • Map your route to a net-zero campus
  • Simulate proposed action plans to identify & target potential shortfalls
  • Single pane view across all building data
  • Test different scenarios for proposed change of use within buildings and post COVID occupancy 
  • Make informed Retrofit / Renovation / Rebuild decisions
  • Ensure projects deliver by tracking progress in real time

Create an Inspirational Living Lab

Position your university as a beacon for sustainability. Create a real world, collaborative and inclusive ‘Living Lab’ where applied teaching and research, zero-carbon campus management and local community engagement, come together within one platform.

  • Powerful learning environment for undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Access to the latest IES Digital Twin Technology
  • Students can create and maintain the University's Digital Twin
  • Training and support to Academic Lecturers and the Estates Team
  • Foster Collaboration across Estates & Academia
  • Opportunities for joint research and joint applications for R&D Funding

Universities Leveraging Digital Twins

In a bid to decarbonise the built environment, IES digital twin technology is helping iconic universities around the world meet their zero carbon targets. Find out more in this Vision 2045 film which features Glasgow University and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

The IES Guide to Reducing Business Energy Costs

In this guide we share our expert knowledge and lessons we've learned on numerous projects, to help businesses navigate this energy crisis. Filled with technical insights, advice and case study examples, it outlines key steps you can take to start reducing your building energy costs now. We’re confident that our approach can save at least 20% off your energy bill, while also helping you make informed business decisions to support energy resilience, employee productivity, ESG targets and net-zero goals.

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Future of the University Estate – Impact of COVID-19 and Net-Zero Targets

On-Demand Webinar with University of Glasgow

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Digital Twin Technology in Action

See how other universities are using our Digital Twin technology.


Explore our resources on Digital Twins and their application within universities. 


Create the University of the Future Today

Case study & video

NTU Singapore Case Study

Get in Touch

Interested to learn more about what our technologies can do for you? Don't hesitate to contact our team for more information.