2022 ASHRAE and IBPSA USA Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild

ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA will jointly host the annual Building Performance Analysis Conference & SimBuild for 2022. The theme of the conference, “Better Buildings, Less Carbon: Supporting the Transition to A Clean and Just Climate” focuses on improving the decision-making process through the application of simulation and modeling over the entire building life cycle. 

“As we continue to adapt to the changes brought on by the pandemic, additional challenges facing the building industry have come to the fore including the need to support the transition to a clean and just low carbon economy,” says John Bynum, conference chair. “

“By showcasing research and studies being done to facilitate reduction of carbon in buildings, this conference would like to encourage a discourse on the challenges facing engineers, designers and analysts as we design the buildings of tomorrow,” says Supriya Goel, Scientific Committee Chair.

Call for Abstracts

Paper Guidelines

Scientific Committee

Important Dates

Additional Information

Call for Abstracts:

A call for abstracts closed on October 4, 2021.

The Steering Committee sought abstracts on topics involving the use of innovative approaches for integration of modeling tools for better building design, performance and operation to meet aggressive targets for compliance, energy reduction, decarbonization and resiliency. 

Suggested paper topics include:

  • Approaches to Modeling Future Weather, Climate and Extreme Events
  • CFD Applications for Architectural Decision Making
  • Education and Training
  • Energy Equality, Access and Justice
  • Evolving Performance Indicators
  • Innovations in Passive and Hybrid Heating and Cooling
  • Intelligent Building Operations - Efficiencies and Load Management
  • Intelligent Building Operations - Grid Interactions and Distributed Energy Resources
  • Lighting and Daylighting
  • Modeling Advances - Tools and Workflows
  • Modeling Existing Buildings
  • Modeling for Carbon and Embodied Energy
  • Modeling of Adaptation Strategies
  • Occupant Health, Wellbeing and Comfort
  • Urban and Community Scale Modeling

Paper Guidelines:

If your abstract was accepted, submit your full paper here: SUBMIT

Meet Conference Scientific Committee Members:

Dr. Nathaniel Jones is a building scientist, educator, and software developer. He researches solutions for healthy and comfortable buildings using engineering and computer science, with an emphasis on tools that aid informed design decisions. He is the developer of comfort.arup.com, Arup's advanced online comfort modeling tool, and of Accelerad, a suite of open-source GPU-based lighting and daylighting simulation tools used by architects, engineers, and educators around the world. Nathaniel serves on the board of the International Building Performance Simulation Association-USA chapter, where he chairs its Research Committee and subcommittee on Emerging Simulation Technologies. He also teaches building technology as an adjunct professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Nathaniel is the author of over twenty journal and conference papers related to simulation of the built environment, and he has regularly been an invited speaker on the application of parallel computation to building simulation.

Supriya Goel is a Senior Research Engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Her current research is focused on development of performance-based approaches for building energy codes and standards and simulation tools for analysis of buildings. She is the Vice President of IBPSA-USA, chair of ASHRAE Standard 229P, a voting member of ASHRAE Standard 211 and a consultant to ASHRAE Standard 90.1. She is the recipient of the Emerging Professional Award by IBPSA-USA and CSE’s 40 under 40 class of 2021.

Wangda Zuo is an Associate Professor in Architectural Engineering and Lewis-Worcester Faculty Fellow at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is an IBPSA Fellow, IBPSA Treasurer, and IBPSA-USA Affiliate Representative, founding chair of IBPSA-USA Research Committee, and recipient of IBPSA-USA Emerging Professional Award. He has published more than 110 papers and is one of the major contributors to the open source Modelica Buildings library and Fast Fluid Dynamics model.

Important Dates:

  • August 24: Call for Abstracts Open
  • October 4: Abstracts Due
  • November 17: Abstract Acceptance Notifications
  • January 10: Accepted Papers Due

Additional Information:

December 2, 9AM Pacific time: How to Write a Great Building Simulation Research Paper with Shady Attia

December 16, 12PM Pacific time: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Effective Visualization for Publications with Andy Berres