Intelligent Community Design

Create a sustainable masterplan for a city, community or campus

3D Sustainable Urban Design and Early Stage Masterplanning

Undertake sustainable masterplanning from the earliest project stages, even when data is sparse or non-existent. Go beyond just zoning and massing and integrate analysis across a wide range of sustainable metrics. iCD, a plug-in to SketchUp, undertakes energy analysis using the proven VE simulation engine, so you can be assured of robust and reliable results.

Geography / Topography

Massing & Form

Energy Analysis

Water Analysis

Solar Potential

Renewables Feasibility

Socio-Economic Impacts

Zero-Carbon Plans

Active Travel

Electric Vehicles


Early Stage Masterplanning

Climate Ready Masterplanning for Campuses, Cities and Communities

Ideal for Early Stage Design

Scalable from a simple campus, to a wider community or city, iCD can be used for new developments and retrofit projects.

  • Easy and quick to use
  • Generate virtual data to fill data gaps
  • Visualise impacts of decisions immediately
  • Ready-made reports
  • Robust and reliable
  • Built-in option comparison
  • North American and European templates built-in 

Collaborate with the iCD Approach

Urban Planners, Designers, Sustainability Consultants and MEP Engineers can collaborate and exchange ideas quickly and easily through one central tool.

  • Create one central iCD model in minutes using OpenStreetMaps
  • Ensure your team is always working from the most up to date information
  • Client and team members have access to real-time updates as the design evolves. 

Some examples of using iCD

Leverage our integrated Digital Twin solution for decarbonised, healthy and resilient built environments.

ICL Tools

Connect iCD with other ICL tools

We’re all in this together, even if our businesses function differently we need to dialog around your choice of work attire.

Deliver Net-Zero at any level

From a single building to an entire city, link all aspects of your building’s lifecycle from design and construction through to operation.

Save time and money

Centralise all sustainability data in one platform and gain intelligent insights that save both operational energy and capital costs.

Enhance your productivity

Connect everyone from owners and occupants, to designers and planners, in a single collaborative environment.


Utilise the powerful physics-based simulation within the market leading suite of accurate whole building performance analysis.


Incorporate real-time operational data from existing buildings into your analysis.


Evaluate renewables and networked heating, cooling, power and EV charge point solutions.

Collaboration Cloud

Visualise and communicate with operational dashboards, portfolio management and community engagement tools.

Some useful resources for iCD

Free On-Demand Learning

Introductory and advanced level sustainable masterplanning training courses available on-demand.

Live Online Training

Learn to undertake sustainable masterplanning with our iCD basic or advanced live online sessions.

Technical Information

Explore our Online Help Guide, find FAQ answers in the Knowledge Base and more.

Free ICL Digital Twin Training

Discover our range of free on-demand courses from our Upskill with IES series.

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