In 2017, Martin Gough, a longstanding employee and technical mastermind of IES, sadly passed away. To carry on his legacy, IES launched a global student award in 2018. In it's second year the award seeks excellence in research based on Apache and thermal simulation, which was Martin’s main area of expertise. We invite students from all around the world to take part.
Do you have what it takes to win this highly esteemed award? Read on to find out more and register your interest.
Read about our prize winners for 2018 and gain insights and advice on what makes a winning entry.
If you answer yes to any of the following questions then we’d love to receive your entry.
- Have you used ApacheSim or ApacheHVAC with novel building projects?
- Have you modelled innovative systems or renewables?
- Have you linked energy simulation output with external models or algorithms?
- Have you successfully calibrated models against reality?
- Have you modelled unique internal environments, factories, industrial processes?
- Have you brought new control approaches into energy simulation?
- Are you pushing the boundaries in energy research and modelling with the IESVE software?
- Open to current students only (enrolled on a relevant undergraduate/postgraduate course or graduate course of study in the U.S.).
- Individual entries only, no team efforts will be considered by the judges.
- Entries should be a paper with a maximum of 5 pages.
- Inclusion of a 250-500 word executive summary is essential.
- Papers should be submitted as a PDF.
- Formatting is at the discretion of the entrant.
What Makes a Winning Entry?
Judges will look for:
- Rigour of approach
- Clearly considered and correct use of ApacheSim
- Innovative modelling approach
- Clear insightful considerations
- Correct interpretation of building physics
- Analysis of ApacheSim beyond its out of the box capabilities
Meet the Judges
“This award has been established to honour the memory of a highly esteemed colleague and Technical Mastermind of IES. With that in mind I will be looking out for entries that have clearly considered the judging criteria and stand out in all aspects. Innovation is key; I’d like to see entries that really push the boundaries with what you can do with ApacheSim whilst using a considered and accurate approach. I am anticipating some extraordinary entries from students around the world and I very much look forward to reading them.”
“Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at IES, Martin Gough was a key proponent of that. In reviewing the submissions I’m looking for innovative uses, intriguing approaches and entries that push the boundaries whilst at the same time are considerate to practicalities, and understanding of the correct application of Building Physics.”