2020 Building Performance Analysis Conference & SimBuild Co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA



Westin River North, 320 N Dearborn St. Chicago, IL 60654

August 12 - 14, 2020

News about the 2020 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild

With your safety top of mind, the 2020 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild will not take place in Chicago, IL, August 12-14, 2020. Instead, we will present the conference in a new and convenient virtual format.

Additional details concerning the virtual conference will be available in the coming weeks. For immediate questions, please contact meetings@ashrae.org.

ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA will jointly host the annual Building Performance Analysis Conference & SimBuild for 2020 which will be held at the Westin River North on August 12-14, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. The focus of the 2020 BPAC Conference will be to improve the decision making process through the application of simulation and modeling over the entire building life cycle, from the earliest concept through operation and maintenance to achieve the goals of zero energy, zero carbon, or other high performance targets.

The conference brings together the building energy analysis and performance simulation community for three days of discussions, seminars, and short courses. Practitioners, vendors, researchers, utility and government officials, and owners will address the practices of energy modeling and building performance simulation using existing simulation tools, software development, and future simulation research and applications.

The anticipated conference program consists of Keynote Speakers, Invited Speakers, a Call for Papers, a Call for Presentations and the sixth ASHRAE LowDown Showdown. Special panels may be offered by industry leaders and organizations.


  • Focus on practical applications using existing tools
  • ASHRAE LowDown Showdown modeling challenge
  • PDHs, AIA LUs and LEED AP credits available
  • Virtual conference
  • Vendor demonstrations

Pre-conference courses on the 10th and 11th

Learn more and register on the ASHRAE website.

Steering Committee

Carrie Brown, Chair
Aaron Boranian
Annie Marston
John Bynum 
Lauren Wallace
Supriya Goel
Susan Collins 
Zheng O’Neill 

Scientific Committee

Supriya Goel, Chair
Wangda Zuo
Weimin Wang
Jared Landsman