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.
April 23-24, 2013: EnergyPlus Training - IBPSA-USA Seattle Chapter and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are organizing an EnergyPlus training for experienced building energy modelers on April 23rd and 24th in Seattle, WA. Details are available here.
BS2013 Student Scholarships - IBPSA-USA is pleased to offer a series of student scholarships to attend the IBPSA Building Simulation Conference in Chambery, France in August 2013. Details are available here.
Note (March 27, 2013): IBPSA is no longer accepting submissions; we will contact the scholarship recipients after all applications have been reviewed.
IBPSA-USA Education Plan - IBPSA-USA is now recruiting volunteers to help us implement our 2011-2012 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.