IES MD Don McLean Nominated as Star of Building Science
One of fourteen nominations in the Building4Change Stars of Building Science Awards
21st August 2013
Our Founder and Managing Director, Don McLean was this week announced as one of fourteen nominations for Building4Change’s Stars of Building Science Awards. The awards are intended to recognise the achievements of all those who are promoting the very best in building science to improve the quality, sustainability and resilience of the built environment, and ultimately to make people’s lives better.
Don founded IES in 1994 and since then has grown it into a successful business and research base, providing innovative performance analysis technologies at the cutting edge of building science. Don’s passion for sustainable building analysis and his vision for creating better performing buildings and cities that consume less energy has been the key to his success.
Pre-IES building performance technology was too complex to use and remained in the hands of academics making very little impact on mainstream commercial design. Recognising this, Don saw this opportunity and in the late 1990’s released the first major commercial version of the Virtual Environment software suite.
Since then Don has invested heavily in Research and Development, constantly pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved in building performance analysis and promoting integrated working partnerships between all those involved in building design to create more susutainable buildings and cities.
Jo Smit, Editor of Building4Change commented, "The nominations represent industry and academia's perceptions of the very best scientific minds working across the built environment today, and the final list will form a virtual academy of excellence."
People are encouraged to vote for nominees by emailing Building4change@bre.co.uk. Voting will remain open for six more weeks, when they will announce the list of the top scorers.