Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), an international provider of integrated performance analysis software and consulting services for sustainable building design, today announced it will be exhibiting at this year’s Green Building Congress in New Delhi, India, 20-22 October. Last year, IES opened an Indian office in Pune to support the increasing local simulation analysis and green building market. Over the last 12 months it has doubled in size and is playing a vital role in the development of analysis for sustainable design in both India and the Middle East.
The green building movement in India is growing fast, and so is interest in IES products and services. The company now runs a successful network of training centres across India, offering courses covering a variety of building simulation aspects; from basic modelling, to early architectural analysis, solar/daylighting simulation and advanced dynamic thermal energy/HVAC analysis. www.iesve.com/training/india-training
In addition, IES recently became the only software company to develop and provide LEED-INDIA credit assessment software tools. With their VE-Toolkit and VE-Gaia applications, they now offer a variety of automated credit assessments for the LEED-INDIA Green Building Rating System – ultimately allowing the user to make informed design decisions using performance data throughout the entire design process.
The introduction of the LEED-INDIA rating system and GRIHA, as well as a growing social consciousness, is pushing the ethos of sustainable building design to the top of the agenda. Pressure groups, public opinion, official guidelines and legislation – everyone is driving towards the same goal of zero carbon emissions.
“We’re seeing at IES that increasingly designers are starting to embrace and understand the power of analysis; more firms are purchasing or enquiring about our software and consulting services.” Said Rohan Rawte, IES Division Head, India and the Middle East. “With companies such as Spectral Services Consultants, Conserve Consultants, Clancy Global, Architect Hafeez Contractor, WSP and Atkins actively using our software, the benchmark appears to have been set.”
Don McLean, Founder and CEO of IES, also commented on the market growth in India; “All of this progress shows the extent to which India has begun to ‘go green’ and see the advantages of using performance analysis tools to facilitate sustainable design. It’s an exciting challenge, and right now it probably sounds like a bit of a tall order.”
“But just imagine a new way of working that’s about collaborative thinking, multidisciplinary decision making, creativity and innovation – and of course, great design. Then imagine how powerful it would be if you could assess and evaluate every aspect of your building’s performance, from the start, as part of an integrative design process.
The Indian Green Building Council’s aim is to facilitate India emerging as one of the world leaders in green building by 2015, and IES are fully behind this. Achieving this kind of effective collaboration and cross-discipline understanding, in our opinion, is core to achieving truly sustainable, energy-efficient building design and is the future for infrastructure design throughout India.”
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