Intelligent Communities Lifecycle

A new range of digital twin technologies to help you create your own sustainable, intelligent community.

From a single building to an entire community

After a quarter of a century working tirelessly on sustainability, we have taken that knowledge to do something completely unique. Our core Virtual Environment software facilitates the energy efficient design of individual buildings, and has been used to design tens of thousands of buildings across the globe.  With the introduction of the Intelligent Communities Lifecycle (ICL), we have scaled our technology up from individual buildings to facilitate lasting change across the entire lifecycle of the built environment – from citizens up to companies, campuses, communities, cities and even whole countries. 

Intelligent Communities Lifecycle (ICL)

The Digital Twin for Resilient, Resource-Efficient and Zero-Carbon Built Environments

Our ICL technology makes it possible to bridge the gap between the real world and simulation to enable the energy efficient design and continuous operational optimisation of not just single but entire groups of buildings.

•    Undertake sustainable masterplanning
•    Delve into zero-carbon construction/retrofitting of individual buildings
•    Operate buildings or communities more effectively
•    Integrate with utilities and renewables to create local energy networks
•    Connect, visualise and analyse any data from any source
•    Citizen and operational team collaboration and engagement

One Interconnected Platform

The shared central database and interconnected tools allow you to easily leverage data and analysis results across the platform. 


Intelligent Community Design

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Virtual Environment 

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Intelligent Control and Analysis

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Intelligent Virtual Network

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iCIM and iPIM

Intelligent Information Models

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Free Upskilling With ICL Online Session

1-hour live sessions covering varied in-depth topics. Sign up to secure your place on the next session below.

Topic: 'M&V Concepts with IES'

Date: Wednesday, 1st July

Time: 3pm - 4pm BST

This session covers:

  • Introduction to Measurement & Verification (M&V)
  • M&V and energy simulation in IES-VE
  • Energy modelling overview (Levels of Detail)
  • Measurement data sources
  • ICL tools and processes to support M&V
  • Comparative analysis - Simulation vs Measurements
  • Overview of Statistical Analysis Methods (R2, CVRMSE, NMBE etc)

Online Training: Introduction to Data Analytics with IES

This course is an ideal follow-on from the basic concepts you will learn in our upskilling session hosted on 1st July. 

Date: Wednesday, 15th July

Time: 10am - 12pm BST

Cost: £100 + VAT

This 2 hour online session will cover:

  • Sub-hourly simulation & analysis
  • Timeseries database basics
  • Introduction to iSCAN application
  • Load CSV data files to database for analysis
  • Synchronisation of VE ApacheSim year to real calendar years
  • Cumulative (CUSUM) metering for M&V applications
  • Enhanced Vista Results Analysis on the Cloud

Digital Twins for the Built Environment

Smart communities are the building blocks for Zero Carbon Cities. But this requires understanding of the complex interactions between buildings, energy, water, waste and transport. Digital Twins present exciting opportunities to navigate the route to zero-carbon, sustainable and healthier communities. They respond and behave like their real world counterparts, function as problem-solvers and translate data into essential decision support information to improve performance and reduce risk. 

ICL Digital Twin Technology

Free White Paper: Making zero-carbon visions a reality

Creating Zero Carbon Communities: The Role of Digital Twins 

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ICL Technology featured in B1M Documentary

How construction technology could solve the climate emergency

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Digital Twin Webinar

Digital Twins – the latest buzz word! But what does it mean for the built environment?

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NTU Singapore

ICL technology was used across Nanyang Technological University (NTU)’s 250-hectare flagship Ecocampus to uncover over 30% potential reduction in energy consumption and S$4.75M savings.

Delivered in two phases, the project used IES’ innovative ICL technology to provide high-level visualisation and analysis of testbed energy reduction technologies on site, before delving into detailed simulation and calibrated modelling of 21 campus buildings.