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Smarter Cities

Reducing Energy and Costs with Integrated Building Performance Analysis


Driving a smart urban lifecycle


Ensuring sustainable designs live up to expectation


Getting existing buildings to stop wasting energy

City Level

Clustering energy needs to create smart communities

Make every element of your building sustainable



Thoughts | Insights | Resources

Only by looking at buildings and cities as the integrated environments that they are - instead of parts of the problem in isolation - can we ensure everyone involved in the conception, design or management of a building gets to leave our world in a much better state than we inherited it.

BIM Interoperability for Energy Modeling

by John Goucher

Jean Carriere of Trailloop presents an integrated BIM workflow that is used to produce building loads and systems sizing. The…

BIM Integration Features

by John Goucher

Douglas Bell, BIM LEAD for IES, presents the latest hints and tips for improving geometry and data import. The presentation…

Setting the BIM4Analysis Scene

by Sarah Graham

IES’ Dr Sarah Graham introduces the latest instalment of our popular IES Faculty BIM webinar series, providing a global context…

IES Supports ASHRAE Ireland Launch Event

by Daniel Coakley

Through my role with IES R&D, I’m lucky enough to find myself supporting the launch of the first ASHRAE Section…

BIM – Modelling versus Management (it’s all about the Information)

by Sarah Graham

In simple terms Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a paradigm shift within the construction industry. It is moving the industry from…

New ModelIT Tools in the VE

by John Goucher

The following new ModelIT features are included in VE 2015 Feature Pack 2. Download the latest version here: Opening…

Open Street Map in the VE

by John Goucher

Learn how to import Open Street Map building data directly into your VE model. <div class=”videoWrapper”> </div>

Interoperate Between BIM and Energy Modeling

by John Goucher

On the lead up to our free BIM4Analysis webinar taking place on Thursday 28th January, we’ll be publishing a series…

Vienna Court, Kenya, Africa

by Suzanne Wallace

Consulting Building Services Engineers used the IESVE for Engineers software suite to achieve Kenya’s first LEED Gold certification. The IESVE…

Our 5 buzzwords for 2016

by Edwina Cramp

January is traditionally the time for forward reflection. So inspired by what’s going on around us we’ve pulled together the…

The Glasgow Effect: Waste of Money or An Opportunity?

by Edwina Cramp

It’s only the first week of January and already controversy has hit Glasgow. The topic of office banter on Tuesday…