BOSTON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 26, 2011 — Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES), a provider of integrated performance analysis software and consulting services for sustainable building design, announced that project manager, Liam Buckley, earned the Building Energy Modeling Professional certification from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
This ASHRAE certification program attests to an individual’s ability to evaluate, choose, use, calibrate and interpret the results of energy modeling software when applied to building and systems energy performance and economics. It also confirms an individual’s competence to model new and existing buildings and systems with their full range of physics.
“An ASHRAE certification benefits building owners, employers and individuals,” ASHRAE President Lynn G. Bellenger said. “Firms who employ ASHRAE-certified professionals are better able to promote their services, and individuals who are certified approach their responsibilities with greater confidence. ASHRAE certification helps professionals demonstrate that they have mastered a certain body of knowledge and can provide outstanding services in their area of expertise.”
“We are excited that ASHRAE has recognized one of our project managers through the Building Energy Modeling Professional certification program. It speaks volumes to the quality of sustainable design professionals that keeps IES running,” said Dr. Don McLean, founder and CEO of IES.
The computer-based exam is offered at testing facilities across the United States and in 19 other nations. Persons interested in earning the certification must meet certain eligibility requirements and submit a completed application. A list of recommended resources from ASHRAE and other sources is available. For more information, visit www.ashrae.org/BEMP.
ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of some 50,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world through research, standards writing, publishing and continuing education.
Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) is an innovative company at the forefront of the use and development of powerful software simulation tools which help architects, engineers, facilities managers, and all those involved in the development and management of buildings design and maintain truly sustainable properties. IES’ mission is to advance the sustainability of the world’s buildings through the use of integrated performance modelling technology and conserve natural resources for future generations. IES was established in June 1994 and is headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, with offices in Dublin, Republic of Ireland; Boston and San Francisco, USA; Vancouver, Canada; Pune, India; and Melbourne, Australia. IES Consulting is the specialist international environmental performance consultancy division of IES, its expert team of consultants include some of the most experienced LEED, BREEAM, Green Star Accredited Professionals and UK Accredited Energy Assessors. IES’ services and products aid significantly in the provision of healthier and more energy efficient built environments.