IES is involved in all levels of research for sustainable and environmental design for spaces, buildings, neighbourhoods and cities.
We currently invest over a quarter of our revenue into Research & Development and have a proven track record of working with industrial and academic partners on singular and collaborative research projects. We are continuously researching new methodologies and technologies. This includes windows, renewable energy technology, green facades, smart facades/envelopes and the modelling of processes and flows, to mention a few.
We work directly with industry partners, such as Daikin and Monodraught, using the simulation environment to virtually prototype new technologies and validate the improvements generated by these technologies in real buildings. Industrial partners can engage with us on a number of fronts both to develop their own business and also to engage in collaborative Research and Development.
Factories of the Future Resources, Technology,
Infrastructure and Services for Simulation and Modelling
Business Model Innovation for High Performance
Buildings Supported by Whole Life Optimisation
Robust and Reliable technology concepts and business models for triggering deep Renovation of Residential buildings in EU
Tools and technologies based on BIM towards fast and efficient renovation of residential buildings
New Easy to Install and Manufacture Pre-Fabricated Modules Supported by a BIM based Integrated Design Process
REtrofitting Solutions and Services for the enhancement of Energy Efficiency in Public Education
New integrated methodology and Tools for Retrofit design towards a next generation of ENergy efficient and sustainable buildings and Districts
Supporting new Opportunities for Waste Heat And cold valorisation Towards EU decarbonization
We currently invest over a quarter of our revenue into Research and Development to enhance the existing IES suite of products, as well as develop new innovative technology for the built environment.
IES has established a new European company, IES Ireland, based in Dublin. This dedicated R&D company provides flexibility to our existing and potential new Research Partners when it comes to working with us.
Funding has been acquired from both National: Scottish Enterprise, the UK Technology Strategy Board (Now Innovate UK), and European Programmes: 7th Framework (FP7), Horizon 2020 (H2020) and Competitiveness and Innovation (CIP).
As an experienced manager of collaborative funded research projects, IES has worked closely with industry partners, academic institutions and research organisations. Industrial partners have the opportunity to engage with IES and develop their own business, while academic collaboration and sponsorship of Postgraduate and Postdoctoral research integrates state of the art research and third party validation of new technology and developments.
We have been successful in producing a number of commercially viable products as a result of IES R&D projects. Notable examples include our Intelligent Communities Lifecycle (ICL) digital twin technology suite, HONE and Parametric Optimisation tools, the IMPACT Compliant Suite, and the Glasgow Energy App (Glasgow Future Cities).
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The 4 year project aims to demonstrate innovative heat pump solutions.
IES delivered a workshop with Eurac Research.
A new project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
IES R&D Involved in a project aiming to make Limerick the first Irish “Lighthouse Smart City”.