This summer we’ve welcomed five female summer interns to the IES team – Galila Khougali (MEng Architectural Engineering, Heriot-Watt), Melanie Gines (MEng Architectural Engineering, Heriot-Watt), Agata Mamcarz (MEng Architectural Engineering, Heriot-Watt), Zoe Richardson (BSc Computing Science, Uniof the West of Scotland) and Ildiko Szabo (BSc Computing Science, Uniof the West of Scotland).

As a STEM employer we are striving to encourage and support more females stepping into STEM careers. Which is why we’ve become a member of Equate Scotland and have joined them in their Women in STEM campaign.

Three of this year’s interns were sourced via Careerwise – a ground breaking placement scheme exclusively for women studying STEM subjects at Scottish Universities and Colleges, provided by Equate Scotland.

The 5 students are working across IES in software development, web systems development and building services engineering. We work hard at IES to create a culture that welcomes in talented students and helps them develop first-hand experience that they can take on to progress their careers.

Every year we offer internships to students at Scottish Universities, many of whom go on to full time positions at IES. Keep an eye on the careers section of our website for upcoming opportunities.

It is estimated that only 25% of Scotland’s STEM sector are women. We will continue to try and do our part to increase this figure for the economic and social reasons outlined by Equate Scotland…

Increasing the number of women in STEM is the economically right thing to do – evidence tells us that a diverse workforce is a more profitable and successful industry.

Increasing the number of women in STEM is the socially right thing to do – the jobs of the future are in the STEM industry, we must open the doors to these jobs to women, or we risk locking them out of opportunity.

Over the past few decades, green building rating systems such as LEED and BREEAM have been firm fixtures of the global AEC industry and have helped the drive towards a more sustainable, resource efficient and environmentally conscious built environment. Whilst these rating systems have, to some extent, considered the comfort of the occupants using the […]

The response from climate organisations, world leaders, large corporations and the general public to Trump’s removal of the US from the Paris Climate Change deal is encouraging. Looking at it in a positive light, it has taken the negative influence out of the picture and lets those who really believe and are truly passionate about […]

An article appeared in the Telegraph last week, Energy Scandal: Misleading Efficiency Claims Leading to Huge Bills for Homeowners. At IES, while we’re 100% in support of the industry needing to do much more to tackle the energy performance gap, we feel that this article unfairly lays the blame for it at the doors of […]

We believe that much more needs to be done to mitigate climate change. It’s happening faster than anyone wants to believe. And buildings play a huge part in this. In fact, buildings are responsible for 40% of the world’s carbon emissions – that’s more than any other industry. If we are going to save the […]

This week we announced that we have been collaborating with Monodraught to release further performance components within the IESVE. The components are for Monodraughts’ Hybrid Thermal Mixing (HTM®) ventilation system, and sit within our VE ApacheHVAC application. With the previous success of integrating components for Monodraught’s Windcatcher and Cool-phase systems we are very pleased to […]

ENTRUST Project – Power to the People

Posted : March 14, 2017 by John G

The following piece is an extract from the January 2017 issue of Impact, a publication that features science reports designed to enable the dissemination of research impact to key stakeholders. This is a report on ENTRUST, a H2020 R&D project that IES is involved in as a project partner. ENTRUST is a three-year project exploring […]

We’ve been working with Breathing Buildings for several months now, and today we’re excited to announced the result of that collaboration – a brand new performance component within the VE for Breathing Buildings’ NVHR low energy hybrid ventilation system. The new component uses IES Navigator technology to streamline and automate the integration of the component […]

Ecobuild 2017 kicks off tomorrow and we’re excited about what the show has in store. Positioned in a prime location right by the main conference stage, our team of experts will be on hand at stand F118 to talk you through and demonstrate all the latest exciting features of our newly launched VE 2017. As […]

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