Intelligent Virtual Network

Enable local energy decarbonisation by assessing feasibility of distributed energy networks and microgrids

Building Integrated Energy Decarbonisation Feasibility

The iVN suite allows local energy decarbonisation options to be quickly and easily assessed for any new or existing development. Integrate electricity, heat, cooling, and water networks with real or simulated building energy demand data. Then include electric vehicle charging infrastructure, renewable generation or district heating options.


Quick results

Virtually test energy network scenarios and integrate communities of buildings

Integrated energy balancing

Holistic energy flow assessment across supply, demand and network infrastructure

Accurate energy data

Ability to simulate building energy demand in tool using IES Apache engine

Climate responsive models

Physics based models with current and future weather file options.

District heating feasibility

Check and validate options from an infrastructure point of view

Auto compare scenarios

Built-in optimisation engine to find the best performing solution

iVN Modules

iVN is delivered through a core software offering, with the option for users to purchase add-on modules depending on their needs.

iVN Core

Contains all of the central energy balancing and decarbonisation feasibility functionality of the product

Energy Simulation

Integrated simulation of building energy demand data

Renewable modelling

Integrate assets such as PV arrays, wind turbines, and heat pumps

Electric Vehicles

Assess impact of electric vehicle uptake and infrastructure

Energy Balancing

Share and connect energy systems and undertake network aggregation

iVN Heat

Contains the district heat network modelling engine for the feasibility assessment of prospective heat networks. Identifying if underlying infrastructure needs to be changed or upgraded.

  • Design and size infrastructure
  • Model both thermal and hydraulic behaviour
  • Taking account of heat losses, mass flow rates and supply/return temperatures
  • Design network to reduce losses and increase efficiency

iVN Optimise

Contains our optimisation engine which utilises smart algorithms to automatically find best performing configuration based on your chosen key parameters; such as minimising electricity imports from the grid.

  • Automated assessment of different asset attributes
  • Highlights without doubt the optimal configuration
  • On large projects reduce days of work to hours
  • User set attributes ensure solution is viable and realistic for their project

Some examples of using iVN

Explore how leading innovators like you are harnessing the power of iVN with our interconnected ICL platform.

Pollok Country Park

IES have created a Digital Twin of Glasgow’s Pollok Country Park to support the city’s commitment to reaching Net Zero Carbon by 2030, helping maximise use of the city’s green and blue infrastructure in order to mitigate emissions across the estate. iVN was key in this project to analyse supply and demand between different buildings, how they could exchange resources and renewables be deployed.


Some useful resources for iVN

Free On-Demand Learning

Introductory and advanced level on-demand training courses on how to use the iVN for integrated energy network design & analysis.

Live Online Training

Learn to use iVN for integrated energy network design & analysis with our basic or advanced live online sessions.

Technical Information

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

Free ICL Digital Twin Training

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

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