Climate solution leaders to pave way to a decarbonised built environment

Climate tech company, IES, and energy solutions provider, SSE Energy Solutions, have joined forces to bring their respective technology and industry knowledge to the forefront of the fight against climate change, with a series of joint activities geared towards decarbonising the built environment.

As a Digital Twin partner to SSE Energy Solutions, IES’ Digital Twin technology enables SSE to effectively model and demonstrate energy use and various engineering options to its clients before breaking ground. IES says that its Digital Twins provide an extremely cost-effective and efficient decision-making tool for decarbonising the built environment and identifying how best to meet energy demand using renewable sources.

Together, SSE and IES clients stand to benefit from technological advances in flexible generation and storage, district heating, vehicle charging, and electrical networks, optimising generation and load using digital platforms. Combined with advanced data analytics and IES’ Digital Twin technology, SSE can give clients the opportunity to visualise, control, generate and trade energy flexibly.

After working on real-world projects in the built environment together for over a year, IES and SSE came together for COP26 last year to create an immersive exhibition of iconic Glaswegian buildings, highlighting potential net-zero solutions using IES’s proprietary Digital Twin technology.

Continuing the relationship this year to bring greater awareness of sustainability challenges in the built environment, IES is developing a cityscape Digital Twin which will integrate with SSE’s augmented reality platform to demonstrate potential energy usage and savings, data flow, grid strengths and weaknesses, energy flow, water flow, and net-zero priorities. This will be exhibited by SSE and IES at the Decarbonisation Summit, held in Manchester on the 7th and 8th June 2022.

Organised by SSE Energy Solutions and Green TV, the summit aims to propel a vision for a decarbonised future, inspire change, initiate action, and amplify a range of vital voices in the race to net-zero. One of those voices will be IES’s ICL process manager, Dave Sweeney, who is participating in a panel discussion on ‘Maximising Renewable Technology at a Local Level’ on the second day of the summit.

Nathan Sanders, Managing Director of SSE Energy Solutions, Distributed Energy, said: “Data is key to unlocking the potential for decarbonising heat, transport, and power in all large scale distributed energy and infrastructure projects. To be able to visualise carbon savings and efficiencies before we break ground and commit to new designs, ownership plans or operational agreements allows us to work with our clients on delivering a whole system that will be fit for the future. Our partnership with IES has proven extremely valuable in supporting both feasibility studies, funding and investment decisions, and whole systems decarbonisation with a number of clients.

“I am very much looking forward to seeing both platforms working side by side at the Decarbonisation Summit. Our Augmented Reality Platform will be unveiled in front of our distinguished guests and representatives from the private and public sectors during panel discussions and direct engagement on how the UK can tangibly progress towards net-zero by finding local solutions to national challenges.”

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