Last Week Daniel Coakley of IES spoke on the topic of “Modelling Natural ventilation in the IESVE: Case studies & Research Outlook” at a half day seminar, organised by Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), for researchers, designers, engineers & architects.

This CIT Technical Seminar: Ventilative Cooling & Overheating Risk was organised in collaboration with IEA-EBC Annex 62 and presented state of the art utilisation of ventilation for reducing cooling energy demand and addressing the risk of overheating in low energy buildings.

In his presentation, Daniel covered;

  • an overview of Natural Ventilation simulation in the VE;
  • the use of natural ventilation and adaptive thermal comfort by the winning IES ASHRAE ‘Zero-Net Energy’ (ZNE) Challenge team;
  • and a future view of IES R&D work in the Building Operations space thought the EINSTEIN project.
     

All Energy Comes to Town

Posted : April 29, 2016 by Edwina

Next week All Energy opens at the SECC for another year and we’re gearing up for all that it will bring. As we’re headquartered in Glasgow it’s great having such a forward looking event going on in our home town. And boy is Glasgow a great host city – not only does it have flourishing […]

We are delighted to announce that last night IES received a coveted H&V News Award in the ‘BIM Initiative of the Year’ category. The award was in recognition of our ongoing BIM4Analysis Campaign for best example of promoting, educating or implementing Building Information Modelling within the industry. The results of the H&V News Awards were […]

The recent COP21 summit in Paris again threw into focus the challenge of climate change, with urban development being confronted to reduce their energy usage. Simultaneously there is a growing concern on how overheating is severely impacting building performance and occupant comfort. With rising global temperatures being experienced now and significant increases expected over the […]

Do you know what BIG DATA is? You must have heard of it? The exponential growth in the volume, velocity and variety of data generated each second and the corresponding increase in processing power, algorithms and databases which have developed side by side. These databases are used to collate, store, analyse and leverage insights from […]

When it comes to getting the most out of your data, collaboration is the key. Nowadays there is masses of data available at every stage of the building lifecycle. And nowhere more so than at operation. The increasing volume, variety & velocity of data available presents its own organisational and analysis challenges. As does getting […]

Technology within the construction industry and within our lives generally is developing rapidly. Forget BIM Level 2, Digital Built Britain looks forward to a time, within the next decade, when BIM will encompass the Internet Of Things, advanced data analytics and the digital economy with the aim of planning new buildings and infrastructure more effectively, […]

As any BREEAM assessor will empathise, traditional reporting processes involving numerous spreadsheets and hard copy CD submissions can be somewhat laborious. Having spent countless hours in the past compiling my own excel based reports I knew there had to be a way of making assessment services more time and cost effective. It has now been […]

Firstly, I must congratulate all the new ASHRAE Ireland committee, who worked really hard alongside myself, to make our first event a great success. It took place in the heart of Dublin (Dublin Castle), on 9th February 2016, and was incredibly well attended, with over 80 representatives from a diverse group across the whole building […]

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