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Independent Verification of a Climate Based worldwide Index

20 Apr 2011
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Where: Seminar room 505, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4 0HG
Times: 12:30 - 14:00 (BST) - Lunch from 12:00


IES Ltd has prototyped a set of energy indices that can be used to assess, classify and compare any worldwide climate (weather data or extrapolated climate change data) for the purposes of understanding climate and for the use in sustainable building design.

The indices are intended as rapid and interactive holistic design tools applicable to any building type, with any design strategy, in any location worldwide and for the simple quantification of the impact of climate change on building energy progressively over a sustainable building’s lifecycle.

The basis of the indices is the fact that climate underlies building energy use and it is therefore possible to compare designs relative to climate, visualize where design emphasis needs to be placed and directly and interactively track the effect of design strategies.

The index is applicable to both the design and operational phases of buildings and is directly usable by building professionals without the need for specialist energy knowledge i.e. Architects, quantity surveyors, students, etc.

IES Ltd was in need of an independent peer review and detailed verification to prove the prototyped index performs successfully. With this need in mind the academic partner carried out a review of the Climate Energy Index (CEI) and the Building Energy Index (BEI) developed by IES Ltd with the aim of verifying their scientific soundness and ease of applicability.


Dr Rohinton Emmanuel, Glasgow Caledonian University 

Mr Darragh Gleeson, Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd


There are two ways to attend this event.

All CIC Start Online members will be invited to attend the online webinar and will receive an email with the meeting link. This will provide a live video feed, presentation and chat area - with the opportunity to contribute to the discussion using the Q&A (online chat) facility.

Online attendance is free of charge to CIC Start Online members.

Please register as a member here – project membership is free.


You can also attend the seminar in person.

A buffet lunch will be provided before the event, providing opportunities for networking with fellow delegates and the seminar speakers.   Lunch and registration starts at 12:00, with the seminar commencing at 12:30.

If you wish to attend the seminar in person, please complete the registration form below.

The price is £70 per delegate (£50 for CIC Start Online members).


The seminar fee may be 50% funded by Skills Development Scotland if the business employs less than 250 people and meets Skills Development Scotland's criteria.  After booking the course, please contact or call 0300 456 8731.



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