ICL for Communities

What does the C in ICL mean for Communities?

Working together to become Zero-Carbon

By 2050, citizens could produce 45% of the EU's energy through local renewable energy generation. The ICL platform helps you design, build, and maintain resilient, resource efficient, zero-carbon communities, anywhere in the world. Understand and manage the complex integration of multiple buildings, assets and systems that characterize community-scale projects.

What does the C in ICL mean for Communities?


Accurate building energy demand quickly.


On-site renewable energy generation scenarios.


Potential for local energy trading and bill reduction.


Timeline of planned community developments.


Energy sharing across heat, cooling & power networks.

Community Energy Schemes

In a zero-carbon landscape, buildings are active elements in a complex network of Energy, Water, Waste and Transport services. The ICL platform helps you plan, design, build, and maintain resilient, zero-carbon community energy schemes, anywhere in the world.

  • Understand complex interactions between multiple buildings, assets & systems
  • Investigate different energy generation, waste heat and storage strategies
  • Link in Electric Vehicle (EV) charge points
  • Develop sophisticated energy/water demand management
  • Model impact of energy-efficient improved buildings on the network
  • Communicate & engage with holistic data views and integrated fault detection
iVN diagram

Solar generation model

Renewables & Solar Assessment

The path to a decentralised, decarbonised and digitalised energy landscape requires a transition to low-carbon energy systems, integration of renewables, and storage solutions, and data analytics to anticipate demand and empower users. The ICL enables you to look at buildings and energy solutions holistically.

  • Understand renewable or low-carbon energy generation potential across a site
  • Assess the impact, not only of shared energy generation, but also the impact building efficiency measures can make alongside this
  • Investigate collaboration opportunities with other local communities
  • Set up alerts to identify unexpected energy usage or renewable generation

Zero-Carbon Planning

Digital Twins have an important role to play in taking vast amounts of data and delivering the information required to make informed decisions. With the ICL, decisions that enable resilient, resource efficient and zero-carbon communities to be planned, designed, built, and maintained during their lifetime can be made with confidence.

  • Explore ‘what if’ improvement scenarios and prioritise Investments
  • Plan a timeline of step-by-step actions required to reach zero-carbon
  • Measure and verify expected reductions are realized on implementation
  • Cross analyse data from different sources in one platform
  • Public displays to engage & inform on targets set and progress made
Masterplan timeline

Case Study: Orkney island of Eday

IES created an intelligent virtual network (iVN) model of the Orkney island of Eday. The analysis aimed to determine ways in which the island could reduce its reliance on grid imports and fossil fuels, whilst also identifying steps towards making Eday a Zero or Positive Energy Community.

ICL Technology

The ICL incorporates the latest digital technology to link physics based simulations, Internet of Things (IOT) data, sensor readings, machine learning and AI into one interconnected platform containing the following tools:

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