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What next for building design? WELL?

Posted : July 25, 2016 by Suzanne

Health & Wellbeing is the new frontier for making our buildings even better. A rich body of academic research and business case studies have arisen over the last five years, showing the physical, physiological, cognitive, health and wellness benefits of positive interactions between Humans and the built environment. The WELL standard is a specific example […]

Ever wondered what a Technical Analyst does? Well wonder no more! For this blog post we went behind the scenes to meet with Birthe Klebow, a member of our Software Development team to find out more about her role, what she loves about it and what advice she would give to other women entering a […]

In a testament to the talent and high level of expertise of our people, Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) magazine, for the 5th time, have selected an IES member of staff to receive a prestigious 40 under 40 award. This year’s winner is Colin Rees, Consultancy Manager at IES. The award is given to 40 non-residential building […]

  In a similar fashion to ASHRAE’s LowDown Showdown competition, in which we blogged about our victory last month, a student competition has been launched in Africa that will see university teams from English-speaking Africa compete to improve the performance of a small building located on South Africa’s most famous street. Vilakazi Street, Orland West […]

What story will your building tell?

Posted : November 3, 2015 by Suzanne

We’re very proud that our award winning Virtual Environment (VE) software is used in over 140 countries across the globe, helping to create tens of thousands of sustainable buildings. Every one of these buildings has a sustainable story to tell and we have a great selection of these stories showcased on our website. For this […]

Interview with the Intern: Meet Adal

Posted : September 9, 2015 by Suzanne

This summer we were pleased to welcome Adalberto Guerra Cabrera, a Research Assistant from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, to the IES Team on a five week internship. Now that his time at our Glasgow HQ has come to an end, we asked Adalberto to share his experience on our blog. Here is […]

The UK’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) requires approximately 10,000 qualifying organisations to undertake energy audits that include 12 months of verifiable data. But what is the best way to manage such a substantial amount of data? Everyone is talking about ESOS, but what do its requirements really mean to your organisation when it comes […]

Increasingly, more and more companies are starting to pay attention to the fact that they need to be more sustainable and reduce their energy consumption. Not only is energy a major factor of most businesses operational costs, energy prices are continuing to rise and show no signs of stabilising anytime soon. The cost of energy […]

Sporting Sustainability

Posted : July 22, 2014 by Suzanne

With the World Cup ending and the Commonwealth Games just about to begin we thought it would be apt to take a brief look at how global sporting events are doing their bit for the environment… Over the years sporting events across the globe have noticeably stepped up their game in terms of sustainability. The […]

The latest instalment of the IPCC report on Climate Change was recently released, attracting much less attention than the previous report a few years ago. This lack of attention is an ominous sign. The main issue arising in the report being that governments across the world need to do much more to mitigate Climate Change. […]

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