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Environmental Design Teaching Model

23 Feb 2012
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Where: Seminar room 505, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4 0HG
Times: 12.30 -14.00 [GMT] (12:00 for lunch)

The ‘IES Education’ Project was funded through a £3000 CIC Start Online Academic Consultancy Grant. This enabled researchers from the School of Architecture, University of Edinburgh work with Research Officers at IES Glasgow to develop a version of the IES-VE environmental analysis programme, tailored to the needs of undergraduate Environmental Design teaching.

The CIC grant enabled the researchers to have a series of meetings assess the relevant parts of the existing IES–VE programme dealing with Climate and Location, aspects of Lighting, and Thermal analysis that could be written into a student worksheet for teaching principles of environmental physics and its assessment within building models. It also enabled Dr Uduku, to present the ‘beta’ student version of the worksheet and relevant parts of the IES-VE programme to Environmental Design Academics at Architecture Schools in Scotland and also in Liverpool.

The ‘beta’ version of the IES-VE education worksheet was successfully developed, with a number of key conceptual issues related to its use and presentation within an Architectural education identified. This included an accompanying set of pre-designed building models available for student import and use, within the IES-VE programme. General feedback from the Lecturers at Universities visited was positive, and there was also useful feedback with which to improve the further development of the programme.

The beta version of the IES education worksheet and the IES Gaia package is now being installed in all four Schools of Architecture in Scotland and also at the School of Architecture, University of Liverpool. Feedback is awaited from the students who are currently ‘trialling’ the programme.

Dr Uduku and the University of Edinburgh research team will be seeking further funding to finance a research position to develop the programme further, taking into account student needs and teaching pedagogy in Environmental Design.


Dr Ola Uduku, University of Edinburgh

Dr Ya Roderick, IES 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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