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Using innovative technology to create sustainable buildings, communities and cities

By Suzanne Wallace on Friday 17 May 2019

Recently Gary Nixon, one of our technical experts based in Dublin, spoke to Building Services news on the role of technology in creating sustainable buildings, communities and cities. This becomes particularly relevant as Ireland’s construction industry works towards the strategy outlined in the National BIM Council’s ‘Roadmap to Digital Transition for Ireland’s Construction Industry 2018 – 2021’ report. 

Exploring the concept of the digital twin, and how the technology to enable us to make a real difference is available now, Gary provides some real industry examples in Ireland.

Some of the most innovative pilot projects IES is involved in are in communities in Ireland. One such project is the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) where a Virtual Campus Energy Model was created to support DKIT’s Net Zero Energy Campus aspiration. Meanwhile, the company’s international research portfolio also includes projects such as CEDISON, which developed an Intelligent Virtual Network (iVN) mapping and analysis tool, incorporating Blockchain as an energy trading platform 

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