Over the last 25 years we have built a solid reputation as the leading global innovator in integrated performance based analysis, and we're now home to the largest building analytics team in the world.
Supporting resource-efficient, healthy and cost-effective built-environments, we simulate and analyse data to give those involved in their creation and management the information needed to make smarter, more sustainable decisions with confidence.
Our unique software and technology, is supported by expert consultancy. And our dedicated R&D department ensures our analytical tools and industry knowledge stays pioneering and innovative.
We believe that every building of every city in the world can be decarbonised. Our purpose is developing the technology to make that happen. Our ultimate aim is to create a built environment that is resource and energy efficient. Eliminating global reliance on fossil fuels and promoting comfort, health and wellbeing, and fairer access to energy for every citizen in the world.
From building physics specialists and software engineers to highly qualified consultants, we employ people who are committed to sustainability and invested in what we do.
We pride ourselves on our team of friendly, interesting and diverse people from across the globe. We currently have staff of 19 nationalities located in 13 countries, speaking 27 languages.
As a company, we are profoundly aware of the need to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels and conserve the Earth’s natural resources. Everything we do is focused on delivering technology that reduces the impact buildings and cities have on the environment.
Because of this, the scope of our products and services covers new build developments, building operation, refurbishment of existing buildings, masterplanning, and integrated heat/cooling/power/renewable networks. It can be applied whether looking at a building in isolation, or as groups.
Innovation is at the heart of what we do. The IES Virtual Environment (IESVE), when it was first launched was pioneering, and today we continue to invest in research and development to ensure we stay at the cutting edge.
Our dedicated R&D Division has a reputation for creating strong R&D proposals and delivering innovative commercial projects. We are always looking for better ways to do things so that we can provide our customers with the most sophisticated, cost effective and usable software.
IES was founded on three fundamental observations.
1. Buildings are major consumers of energy and must be made more efficient to cut CO2 emissions, conserve fossil fuels and preserve the environment for future generations.
2. Historically buildings were generally designed on experience and simplistic performance calculations, even though performance-based building simulation had been proven to create buildings that consume significantly less energy.
3. Such building performance tools were too complex and remained in the hands of academics, making little impact on mainstream commercial design.
Don is as passionate as it gets about building simulation and was recognised as a Star of Building Science by Building for Change in 2013. He’s dedicated the last 40 years of his life to pioneering and developing performance simulation tools that significantly improve the building design process. Don’s vision and leadership has been the driving force behind the success of IES, seeing the company grow from humble beginnings to a successful and key global player in the field of sustainable building design and operation.
With over 20 years’ industry experience, IBPSA Fellow Craig is a true expert in Environmental Engineering. His technical expertise and enthusiasm combine in a commitment to transforming the way buildings are designed, built and operated. By staying alert to industry issues, Craig ensures that the commercial needs of the building simulation community continue to be met by IES’ technology, while his proactive approach has seen him form close ties with various governmental, academic and industry partners to technically evolve and further the adoption of performance analysis and regulation on an international scale.
David brings a wealth of engineering knowledge to the business with over 35 years’ experience in Global Building Consultancy. His considered approach to energy-efficient design has seen him act as professional adviser to a number of organisations throughout his career including The Scottish Office (Building Regulations), The Scottish Parliament, Financial Institutions, the UK’s National Health Service, Local Authorities, Manufacturers, Building Developers, Building Contractors and Universities. Under David’s guidance, the IES Global Consultancy portfolio has grown from strength to strength. His commitment to driving the industry forward means David is always keen to explore new business models with IES’ customers and partners to build new, mutually beneficial and innovative business partnerships.
Susan joined IES in 1996 after graduating from the University of Strathclyde with a Degree in Marketing. Susan has been involved in all the Commercial, Financial, Administration, HRM, Sales and Marketing aspects within the company.
Susan has vast experience of creating and implementing marketing and communication strategies that have delivered consistent ROI and growth for IES. She has proven experience of using data to make insight based decisions, taking new products and services to market through innovative campaigns, and facilitating the growth of the company globally.
Scott is responsible for all of IES’ financial and legal functions. An EY trained Chartered Accountant, with 20 years of post-qualifying experience working in both PLCs and growing technology companies, Scott’s meticulous approach has helped grow the business into the global success it is today, including establishing new subsidiary companies of IES in Ireland, Singapore, India and Abu Dhabi.
IES and our users have already made a significant impact on reducing the built environments carbon footprint. So far, with our technology, we have saved over 30 power stations from having to be built. We’re asking you to join us in our challenge to prevent 100 power stations.
Check out the latest corporate news from IES including awards, our people, key achievements, innovations and more.
The University of Edinburgh selected IES as an industry partner to help create a ‘living laboratory’.
IES picks up awards at both Scottish VIBES and UK Energy Awards for its new ICL platform… more to come?
IES featured in a new documentary from The B1M about the use of construction technology to help solve the climate emergency.
IES launch the Intelligent Communities Lifecycle (ICL), a new range of digital twin technologies to help you create your own sustainable, intelligent community.
Liam Buckley, Vice President of our North American West-Coast Division, has been re-elected for his second term to the IBPSA-USA Board of Directors.
IES is widely regarded as a world leader in intelligent sustainability solutions for the built environment. As such, IES is fully committed to carrying out all reasonably practicable measures to continually improve its own environmental performance and reduce the impact of its operations. Our biggest impacts, and therefore focuses, are our office & event operations, IT equipment use, and travel.
Operating in more than 13 countries around the world, across Europe, North America, Asia, Middle East, and Australia, our specialists work with a growing network of partners and associates to deliver truly valuable expertise in building analytics.
Interested in joining our team? Visit our Careers pages to browse our current opportunities.
IES employees come from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures and we firmly believe this diversity is a great asset to our company. IES values employees’ skills and performance, irrespective of age, disability, gender, relationship status, pregnancy, race, religion or sexual orientation.
IES works with organisations that help to promote a level playing field for underrepresented groups in society and we would take prompt action to address any less favourable treatment towards minority groups.
Copies of relevant company policies can be obtained from IES Human Resources: email@example.com