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IES recently held our annual BIM4Analysis Faculty webinar. There were two main areas for discussion: Our new BIM Interoperability Navigator An overview of Bi-Directional workflow between Revit and IESVE The world around us is changing; the world’s population is growing exponentially set to reach 10 Billion by 2030. Urbanisation is rising rapidly with more of […]

Get more from BREEAM with IESVE

Posted : December 6, 2016 by Niall Gibson

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been contacted by a number of BREEAM Assessors who are looking for ways to boost their projects overall score and I found it interesting how many don’t realise the full number of credits available through analysis from IESVE. The number of registered BREEAM projects continue to grow with […]

Over the years the green agenda within building design has become increasingly important. It’s only until very recently that designers, and other construction colleagues, have had the technology and know how to validate how our buildings are performing in real terms in comparison to what was expected from the design stage. The results prove interesting […]

Closing the Performance Gap

Posted : September 17, 2014 by Niall Gibson

There has been a growing awareness for some time that many ‘low energy buildings’ use more energy than the designers thought they would. As energy costs have risen, this awareness has started to spread to building owners, who hear much about low energy buildings and subscribe to programmes that rate the design of the building, […]

Life Cycle Cost (LCC) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA – also known as embodied environmental impact) are becoming increasingly more widespread as large corporations mandate these standards in their building requirements as part of CSR initiatives. The evolution of LEED & BREEAM credits in these arenas is also promoting its importance. With this in mind […]

Last week was Ecobuild week, an important date in our annual calendar as it is for the rest of the industry. Everyone is there, or at least it certainly feels that way. Over the years I’ve seen it grow and this year not an inch was left unused at the Excel Centre. While I have […]

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