Welcome to IBPSA-USA
IBPSA-USA is the United States regional affiliate of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). The mission of IBPSA-USA is to advance and promote the science of building simulation in order to improve the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of new and existing buildings in the United States.
2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference
IBPSA-USA and ASHRAE are convening this conference to improve the industry's ability to accurately model building performance. The conference merges the IBPSA-USA SimBuild and ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conferences. The focus is on making better decisions through the application of simulation and modeling over the entire building life cycle from the earliest concept through operation and maintenance. Call for papers is out! See "Current Activities", below, for details.
Become a Member of IBPSA-USA
IBPSA-USA established a new dues-based membership system in 2013. Please see the Membership Page for more information.
IBPSA-Canada is hosting eSim in Ottawa, ON, CA, May 7-10 2014. See: http://esim.ca/ for details.
Full presentations from the Intelligent Building Operations Workshop 2013 are now available on ibpsa.us! See: http://www.ibpsa.us/IBO2013.shtml/.
2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference - September 10-12, 2014 | Atlanta, GA, USA - Abstracts are due November 4, 2013, see call for papers for details.
IBPSA-USA Education Plan - IBPSA-USA is now recruiting volunteers to help us implement our education plan. The current working document is available here.
Upcoming Energy Modeling Workshops - See the workshops page for details, and for a link to freely-available tools developed by RMI to aid building modelers.
Corporate Sponsorships - IBPSA-USA is now accepting corporate sponsorships. For details on sponsorship levels and benefits, see the pdf here.
Building Energy Modeling Book of Knowledge (BEMBOOK) - IBPSA-USA has started a Building Energy Modeling Book of Knowledge (BEMBOOK) wiki. The intention is to delineate a cohesive body of knowledge for building energy simulation. The wiki will be undergoing intensive initial development in the upcoming months. The wiki can be found at http://bembook.ibpsa.us/ Individuals or groups interested in contributing to the effort should contact Joe Deringer at jderingersu-per-b.org.
Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) certification - ASHRAE announces Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) certification, developed in collaboration with IBPSA-USA. The first test was given January 27, 2010 in Orlando. See www.ashrae.org/BEMP.