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Chaos announces new partnership with IES

IES building performance simulation technologies coming to Enscape in new partnership to help architects address climate issues in design.


Chaos will join forces with IES, a pioneer in integrated building performance analysis, to help architects and designers working with Chaos’ industry-leading visualization tools combat the climate change crisis.

The result of this partnership is aimed at the mass adoption of building performance simulation in architectural design.

New IES Partnership

Chaos’s real-time rendering tool Enscape specifically will join forces with IES and enable the real-time integration across all Enscape-supporting CAD/BIM platforms on Windows the following capabilities for architects and designers:

  • Design more sustainable buildings by conducting energy analysis during any phase of design
  • Conduct daylight and thermal comfort analysis
  • Shorten the feedback loop between analysis and decision by providing the data necessary for sustainable design
  • Enhance collaboration with engineering professionals by creating a streamlined workflow where design visualization and performance analysis work hand-in-hand

A public beta of the integrated solution will be available in the first half of 2024. The press materials for this news do not mention a Mac platform capability, despite the fact that recently, Chaos announced near platform parity in development and releases going forward.

Now built-into Enscape’s visualization tools, architects and designers will have IES software capabilities to address energy-based building performance aspects of their designs. (Image: Chaos)

“This is an exciting step forward for sustainable design,” says Petr Mitev, VP Product, Solutions for Designers. “Our customers will be able to visualize the performance of a building while designing, with a focus on criteria such as energy usage, thermal comfort, and daylight in real-time.”

“Better sustainability insights mean better buildings,” he continues. “By empowering architects and designers to make informed decisions from the beginning, they will be able to make more sustainable design recommendations. We hope that by using Enscape’s forthcoming building performance module, architects can substantially reduce energy consumption in their buildings while also reducing costs for the building owner.”

Now built-into Enscape’s visualization tools, architects and designers will have IES software capabilities to address energy-based building performance aspects of their designs.

“We share a vision with Chaos to make building performance technology more accessible for architects, and this partnership acts as a commitment to help decarbonize the built environment,” says Ruth Kerrigan, Chief Operating Officer of IES. “This venture will enable architects and designers to identify the impact of design changes to energy efficiency, dynamically adjust modifications and empower informed decision-making as it democratizes building performance analysis.”

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