31st Jul 2019
This week we are delighted to announce that IES have been named finalists in the Product Scotland category of this year’s VIBES - Scottish Environment Business Awards!
The VIBES Awards recognise the hard work and commitment of companies at the forefront of environmental change in Scotland. We are proud to be amongst 36 businesses from across Scotland - and just 5 in the Product Scotland category - shortlisted for these prestigious awards, with our innovative new ICL technology.
Now in its 20th year, the VIBES Awards focus on inspiring companies to play their part in meeting Scotland’s ambition to be a world leader on tackling climate change.
At IES, we are acutely aware of the need to urgently take action against climate change. With the built environment currently accounting for 40% of the world’s energy use, buildings and cities have the potential to make the biggest impact in reducing carbon emissions globally. Improving their efficiency will be key if we are to achieve decarbonisation targets, such as the Scottish government’s aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2045.
This is why we’ve worked hard in recent years to develop the ICL, scaling our technology up from individual building level to facilitate lasting change across the entire lifecycle of the built environment – from citizen level up to companies, campuses, communities, cities and whole countries. We hope as more communities start to use this technology to reduce their own energy use we will, in time, cover - not just Scotland - but the whole planet with energy efficient communities.
It is an honour to see our efforts recognised by VIBES and we look forward to welcoming the judges for a site visit next month to showcase our latest sustainability developments.
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 14 November. Wish us luck!
Interested to find out more about the products that got us shortlisted? Find out more here.