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Broadway Malyan uses the IES VE SketchUp plugin for sustainable design

Broadway Malyan, a multidisciplinary international firm, has been giving the IES VE SketchUp plugin a real workout. Using Google SketchUp Pro, Integrated Environmental Solutions Virtual Environment software, and the plugin, Broadway Malyan is able to integrate sustainable design throughout their entire design process. Besides pioneering the use of the plugin, the firm is also proving, on real world projects, that good design is sustainable design.

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Resource efficient design, technically informed staff, and innovation are key company values for Broadway Malyan. Established in 1958, Broadway Malyan is a leading international practice of architects, urbanists and designers with offices throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Kevin Leahy, main board Director of Broadway Malyan UAE stated, "Broadway Malyan is passionate about making sustainability fundamental throughout the design process and believes that the IES/SketchUp interface demonstrates an innovative way to adopt and embed new approaches and methods of working as part of a joined up, integrated team effort.”

Since its launch in August 2008, Broadway Malyan has been piloting the use of the IES VE SketchUp plugin on key projects from the London and UAE offices, including single dwellings, large masterplanning, streetscaping and mixed use developments.

“In many ways the interface was what we had been waiting and looking for,” commented Stephen Choi, head of the Sustainability unit at Broadway Malyan. “We had tried many of the currently available interfaces between CAD design and energy/performance analysis tools, but none had offered the tightness and truly iterative capabilities we were looking for.”

“The best part of Google SketchUp is the iterative, very tactile and malleable modeling capabilities; the best part of IES is the variety and depth of analysis capabilities. Combined, you get the best of both worlds – the capability to undertake faster more effective energy and performance analysis in an integrated and iterative manner that works truly as part of the design process,” continued Ian Walker, head of Environmental Engineering, Broadway Malyan. Continue reading the case study....

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