February 22nd 2024

New IES Live solution powered by the IES Digital Twin enables the next generation of building energy, carbon and comfort management

New IES Live solution powered by the IES Digital Twin enables the next generation of building energy, carbon and comfort management

IES has today launched a new solution that represents a significant step forward in utilising energy models throughout a building’s lifecycle. For the first time ever, an IES Performance Digital Twin can be hosted online and connected with operational building data in order to enable continuous tracking and improvement of building performance.

The new solution - IES Live, is a cloud-based platform that allows sustainability, energy and facilities teams to take control of building operation, reduce energy risk, increase resilience, unlock net-zero potential, and deliver healthy and comfortable spaces.

The platform connects near real-time operational building data with daily simulations from IES Digital Twins that are hosted online. It delivers a single pane view across key operational performance data, highlights when the building moves away from optimal performance as predicted by a physics-based simulation, and delivers daily insights on the cost, comfort and carbon impacts of customised operational improvement strategies. All within intuitive front-end dashboards.

IES Live displays near real-time energy and carbon emission performance data from utility meters, BMS systems and IOT sensors, against a predicted ‘ideal’ energy benchmark, and if available occupancy data. The performance of implemented net-zero improvement strategies can be tracked, ensuring they deliver expected savings. Information on how spaces are performing against the indoor air quality metrics of CO2 levels, temperature and humidity are also included.

Robust physics-based energy modelling, delivered by our APACHE simulation engine which is certified for use on multiple energy performance building regulation compliance routes around the world, is used in the IES Performance Digital Twin ensuring that the energy benchmark is specific to your building, its specific uses, location and local weather.

A calibrated energy model that powers IES Live can be created in numerous different ways. In what we refer to as Sleeping Digital Twins, an existing energy model created at design can be re-awoken and connected to building performance data if available, or it can be created from scratch from CAD/BIM files. IES might have already delivered such performance digital twins as part of a current or previous consulting project, in which case we can utilise these. 

Richard Fletcher, CRO at IES, said: “Improving the operation of buildings is key to mitigating energy and climate risk, cutting costs and emissions, meeting sustainability objectives and increasing resilience, not to mention being a vital part of a successful net zero strategy. However, you can’t improve what you can’t measure and there was a gap in the market for a tool that can connect live and simulated operational data, providing continuous insights and giving energy management teams a holistic view of how their building is performing. This is a real game changer. IES’s Digital Twin leverages our world class simulation engine and IES Live places this power in the hands of those who need it.”

“Through successful pilot projects we have seen first-hand the benefits of IES Live in providing detailed insight on ongoing energy and carbon performance, as well as assessing the impact of retrofit measures, verifying predicted results and allowing informed decisions to be made on building improvements.”

IES Live in action

Discover how IES Live delivers the next-generation of energy, carbon and comfort performance tracking and reporting, alongside intelligent improvement insights, on this launch session with our expert team.

Date: Wednesday, 13th March 2024 
Time: 1pm - 1:40pm GMT 
Cost: Free

Register to attend

Interested but can’t make the webinar? Connect with our team to discuss your requirements or arrange a one-to-one meeting - Enquire Here 

Alternatively, to find out more you can visit www.iesve.com/ies-live