Chaos and IES Partnership Bringing Mass Adoption of Building Performance Simulation to Architectural Design

April 11, 2024

Chaos and its real-time rendering tool Enscape join forces with IES, a pioneer in integrated building performance analysis. The real-time integration across all Enscape-supporting CAD platforms on Windows will enable architects to:


  • 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

The public beta of the integrated solution will be available to Enscape users in the second half of 2024, with the commercial release to follow. The initial release will be available for free to all Enscape users.

Petr Mitev, VP Product, Solutions for Designers:


“This is an exciting step forward for sustainable design. 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. 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.”

Ruth Kerrigan, Chief Operating Officer, IES:


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.


“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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