Getting Started with VE Gaia

In this online training course, you'll learn how to use the VE Gaia navigator to consider the main aspects of sustainable design for your building: the building shape and form, the construction materials and embodied CO2, carbon emissions, renewable resources, energy, and water use, all within the context of the building location and climate.

Follow through the step-by-step process to logically sequence these decisions and tick them off when complete. Return to earlier steps and re-run the simulations to test the impact of different design options or different future weather-change scenarios for improved adaptation. Leave notes for others about your decisions.

This tool lets you seamlessly interface with the power of the VE, for quick and easy evaluations of your design.


VE Gaia Training Course

Building climate resilience from the early design stages


Your Instructor


Jeanne Parker-Weekes
Jeanne Parker-Weekes

Jeanne is a user content developer at IES, whose focus is on providing accessible training to users. Jeanne has over 10 years IESVE experience, and industry experience developing corporate sustainable building design tools and guidelines for multi-national implementation. With an MSc in Energy and Sustainable Building Design, she has also contributed to a working group for local building regulation development.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Any other questions?
If you have any other questions please contact our training team via [email protected]

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