Better Buildings /
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.

3D Modelling & BIM Interoperability

by Suzanne Wallace

Model from scratch directly in the VE or connect with SketchUP, Revit and other BIM packages. Find out more here:…


by Suzanne Wallace

IES TaP for LEED is a secure online collaborative portal to enhance management of the LEED workflow. Use IES TaP…

Keep the Cranes Going…

by Edwina Cramp

In the last couple of days, CBI president Paul Drechsler warned of the dangers of the construction industry “losing momentum”…

Axeltorv Square, Copenhagen

by Suzanne Wallace

COWI consultants used the IES Virtual Environment (IESVE) to carry out detailed performance analysis to ensure high performance and energy…

What next for building design? WELL?

by Naghman Khan

Introduction Health & Wellbeing is the new frontier for making our buildings even better. A rich body of academic research…

Latest from IES R&D: What Key Features will FASUDIR bring?

by Edwina Cramp

At Sustainable Places 2016 earlier this month, our R&D Project Manager Nick Purshouse took part in the final results workshop…

Aurecon: 151 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch, New Zealand

by Suzanne Wallace

Aurecon Engineers used the IES Virtual Environment (IESVE) to optimise energy use, solar gain and occupant comfort, whilst reducing running…

Fairmont The Palm Hotel, Dubai

by Suzanne Wallace

Griffin Consultants used the IES Virtual Environment to accurately predict the savings that would be generated by the implementation of…

City Developments need early consideration for Daylight and Overshadowing

by Bruce Elrick

For many, city living has it all and is the best place to live. This belief can be attributed to…

BIM4Analysis – Frequently Asked Questions

by Karen Duffin

In January 2016, the IES team, alongside special guest speaker Jean Carriere of Trailloop, hosted another instalment of our popular IES…

FASUDIR results workshop and other R&D Projects featured at the Sustainable Places Conference

by Edwina Cramp

One of the greatest challenges that our societies have ever faced is how to drive energy efficiency at the building,…

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