IES Courses Registered for Mandatory Sustainable Design Credits as Part of AIA’s Continuing Education Program

BOSTON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 2, 2009 Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) Ltd., a leading provider of integrated building analysis software, announces that fifteen of its training courses and its free online demonstration have been registered with the American Institute of Architect’s (AIA) Continuing Education System (CES). Twelve of these courses are also registered for Sustainable Design credits which are now a mandatory element of the program and AIA membership.

AIA members can now receive Learning Hour Units when undertaking the majority of IES training courses. Its expertise in sustainable design analysis will help educate AIA members on how to leave a greener footprint within all stages of design. The IES AIA CES registered training courses include sessions on solar analysis, artificial/daylighting design, and natural ventilation analysis, among others. The free online introduction to IES is also AIA CES registered; it provides 1 Learning Unit Hour and also counts towards the mandatory Sustainable Design credits.

“With our award-winning experience in sustainable design, both in creating analysis software and providing expert consultancy services, we are a perfect fit for educating AIA members on this topic,” said Kevin Settlemyre, president of IES North America. “We commend the AIA Board for taking notice and making sustainable design a mandatory course requirement through 2012. This initiative shows the importance of the growing emissions challenges within the industry, and the need to solve them immediately.”

IES provides a wide range of different analysis options and capabilities designed to give feedback quickly and efficiently at the relevant level. All are powered by the sophisticated <Virtual Environment> performance modeling engine that undertakes detailed simulations at hourly or smaller increments as necessary.

For further information on IES courses approved by the AIA please visit or call +1 617 426 1890.

About IES

Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) Ltd. 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 building design and maintain truly sustainable properties. IES was established in June 1994 and is headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, with offices in Dublin, Eire; Boston and San Francisco, USA and Melbourne, Australia. IES’ services and products aid significantly in the provision of healthier and more energy efficient built environments. For additional information, please visit



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