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Tag : Climate%20Change
Feb 21st 2024
Keep Your Finger on the Pulse of Your Building's Performance with IES Live

Wednesday 13th March 2024 | 13:00 - 13:40 GMT Never settle for a building that uses excessive energy, costs you more, and is pulling you away from your sustainability targets....

Jan 11th 2024
Ben Pettitt in Build in Digital: Maybe it's time for office landlords to go home

IES’ Ben Pettitt recently featured in Build in Digital, with an article discussing how landlords can make use of existing design, energy compliance or BIM models to convert vacant...

Dec 15th 2023
COP28: We must move faster to decarbonise the built environment

As COP28 negotiations closed and a deal was agreed, it was difficult not to have mixed feelings on the UAE Consensus. While many hailed the ‘landmark’ deal to move away from...

Dec 11th 2023
BERDO 2.0: Decarbonizing Boston

As part of its 2019 Climate Action Plan strategy and following suit from Local Law 84 (LL84) in New York City, the City of Boston introduced an ordinance applying energy...

Dec 6th 2023
Urbanisation and the Built Environment takes centre stage at COP28: Join us in sharing your building performance success stories

As COP28 unfolds, a key thematic focus of today’s proceedings will be Urbanisation and the Built Environment, an area which we know represents huge untapped potential for driving...

Oct 23rd 2023
IES signs up to support MEP 2040 Challenge

IES has officially signed up as a supporter of the MEP 2040 challenge. Initiated by the Carbon Leadership Forum, the challenge aims to eliminate embodied carbon in mechanical,...

Sep 27th 2023
Aligning building strategies to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Since they were established in 2015, more than 10,000 companies, most national governments and thousands of investors have pledged to support the UN’s Sustainable Development...

Sep 12th 2023
Decarb NY: Local Law 97 Compliance

Ahead of our attendance and sponsorship at the Companies for Net Zero’s Decarb New York 2023 event on the 14th September, we at IES have been discussing how companies can utilise...

Sep 7th 2023
The Future of Energy: Unlocking the Potential of Heat Networks

District heat networks have a vital role to play in a net-zero future. The Times Future of Energy report, released earlier this summer, featured some interesting insights on the...

Aug 8th 2023
Energy security concerns are at a high – but solutions can’t come at the cost of our net zero goals

Energy security has understandably risen higher on the agenda in recent years, after successive political and economic pressures culminated in full scale global energy crisis. IES...

Aug 7th 2023
IESVE used by BAM to future proof a number of UK schools for predicted Climate Change

BAM’s Design team (BAM Design) have been using IES Virtual Environment (IESVE or VE) for the past 10 years to carry out performance modelling on over fifty UK schools as part of...

Aug 3rd 2023
The UK’s Net-Zero target is under threat: We must push forward despite policy barriers

The news that hundreds of new North Sea oil and gas licences will be granted is hugely concerning. It is the latest in a string of political developments in recent weeks that have...

Jul 27th 2023
Public Sector Carbon Conundrum

Many leading climate experts already believe that the 2030 1.5°C warming limit is already out of reach. As more and more scientific evidence backs this up, the goalposts will move...

Apr 27th 2023
Sleeping Digital Twins: Why NOW is the time to wake up your existing building models

In the first two blogs of our series we introduced you to the Sleeping Digital Twin concept and explained our stepped process to awakening the potential of your existing digital...

Mar 30th 2023
IES and Dublin City Council work together on whole-life carbon Digital Twin project to optimise renovation of social housing

IES developed a digital twin of a social housing block in Dublin and assessed the whole-life carbon impact of four retrofit strategies over three time periods aligned with...

Mar 30th 2023
A Deep Dive into the Water-Energy Nexus

The Water-Energy Nexus considers the interrelationship between water and energy. E.g. Power plants consume water for cooling systems, and Water plants consume power for treatment...