Introduction to iCD - 3D Sustainable Urban Design and Early Stage Masterplanning

In this on-demand web demo, you will learn how our new tool for Architects and Urban Designers allows you to undertake sustainable masterplanning right from the earliest project stages, even when data is sparse or non-existent. Go beyond just zoning and massing and integrate building performance evaluation into your project across a wide range of energy, water and mobility metrics. 

iCD, a plug-in to SketchUp, is scalable from a simple campus, to a wider community or city, and can be used to investigate either new or existing developments. This webinar will showcase the capability of IES’ iCD technology and will demonstrate the different sustainable outcomes that can be analysed, and project applications.

What will be covered?

  • Importance of embedding performance evaluation early on in order to address the performance gap
  • Alignment of iCD to a passive first approach for operational energy evaluation
  • Site-wide and Building-level Operational Energy/Carbon
  • Site-wide and Building-level Waste & Potable Water
  • Community Scale Renewable Generation
  • Local Amenity & Transport Connectivity for 20min Community Creation
  • Accounting for EV chargers, street lighting, trees & terrain
  • Impact of planned Net-Zero Strategies over time
  • Modelling socio-economic relationships. For example, the impact of Sustainability outcomes on Fuel poverty and Property Values

What our customers are saying

"Using the ICL Intelligent Community Design (iCD) tool, enabled a quick and easy assessment of the site’s energy needs. From this it was discovered that by improving the buildings’ envelope performance and using a more efficient cooling system it was possible to reduce the site’s energy consumption by 25.6% compared to a Business-as-usual case."

Sharjah Humanitarian Campus

"Using the iCD tool, IES Consulting were able to create a model of the Georgian Innovation District very quickly by importing data from a shapefile, provided by Limerick City & County Council, to enrich existing data from Open Street Maps, together with other available socio-economic data. This provided initial top-level understanding of CO2 production and energy consumption/distribution at a district level."

Limerick – A City Roadmap to Net Zero