By Greentech Lead America: Integrated Environmental
Solutions (IES), a provider of integrated performance analysis software and
consulting services for sustainable building design and operation, has selected
ten institutions to receive its free Virtual Environment software for this
year’s Academic Campaign.
IES offers full access to its Virtual
Environment software free for one year for the institutions those offering
architectural and engineering programs that promote sustainable design.
“We are proud to provide the students at these
institutions with our software. Giving the future of the industry the
opportunity to employ real-world analysis skills and techniques in the
classroom is incredibly important to us,” said Dr. Don McLean, founder and CEO
These schools’ mission to teach students how to deliver
sustainable building design through
hands-on learning and curriculum is key for the future of our buildings and
IES selected 10 institutions for the 2012 Academic
Campaign including British Columbia Institute of Technology, Harvard
University, Humber College, North Carolina State University, Southern
Polytechnic State University, The Boston Architectural College, University of
British Columbia, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska at Omaha and
University of Wisconsin at Madison.
This is the second year IES is running its Academic
Campaign, following a highly successful first year in 2011. IES’ Academic
Campaign is one more way in which they are helping the next generation of
architects and engineers make sustainable buildings a reality.
“The goal of our Academic Campaign is to provide
hands-on training using IES’ software which gives architects and engineers the
skills they need before they enter the workforce. Many companies now request
experience in our software as a key employment skill,” McLean added.
Recently, IES announced that its performance analysis software in a
collaborative integrated design approach helped save Fitchburg State University
$1.5 million in construction costs and more than $34,000 in annual operating