IES Launches Martin Gough Student Award

IES - a world leader in 3D performance analysis software - is launching a global student award in memory of our esteemed colleague, Martin Gough, who sadly passed away last year. Martin, a longstanMartin-Gough-Awardding employee and technical mastermind of IES, was very highly regarded by his colleagues and will be sorely missed as an integral part of the company. You can read more about Martin's achievements, and what he meant to us all, here.

The Martin Gough Student Award will seek excellence in research based on Apache and thermal simulation, which was Martin's main area of expertise. Students from around the world are invited to take part, if they can answer yes to any of the following questions:

  • Have you used ApacheSim or ApacheHVAC with novel building projects?
  • Have you modelled innovative systems or renewables?
  • Have you linked energy simulation output with external models or algorithms?
  • Have you successfully calibrated models against reality?
  • Have you modelled unique internal environments, factories, industrial processes?
  • Have you brought new control approaches into energy simulation?
  • Are you pushing the boundaries in energy research and modelling with IES VE?

Does this sound like you? If so, you could be in with a chance of winning our top prize of £1000, a full 12 month IESVE software licence and access to our distance learning portal for one year. One runner up will also receive a £500 cash prize, as well as an annual IESVE software and distance learning licence.

The award also presents a rare opportunity for students to gain global recognition for their work. Both our winning entries will be published on DiscoverIES and case studies will be created and promoted to the wider building simulation industry. The winner will also have their name engraved on a special commemorative plaque to ensure that their achievement is remembered for years to come.

Think you've got what it takes to be our first ever winner? Then make sure to register your interest here now!

Final entries must be submitted by email to by midnight on 30th June 2018. To find out more about the award, what makes for a winning entry and the submission requirements, head over to our website, or feel free to contact us directly with any questions you have.

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