IBPSA-USA Awards Definitions

IBPSA-USA Award for Distinguished Achievement in Building Simulation

This award recognizes an individual who has a distinguished record of contributions to the field of building performance simulation, over a period of 15 or more years.

Considerations:

  • Influence and impact

  • Innovation

  • Quality of contributions

  • Quantity of contributions

Typical types of contributions:

  • Research and development of models and methods

  • Software development

  • Policy development

  • Development of reference and educational material

  • Teaching

Nominees are not expected to have made contributions in all areas.

IBPSA-USA Outstanding Practice (or Practitioner) Award

This award recognizes an individual, group or firm who has made significant contributions to the effective application and/or advancement of building simulation in practice.

Considerations:

  • Contribution to software development/improvement

  • Contribution through sharing knowledge: presentations, papers, sharing of experience

  • Bridging gap between academia and industry

  • Innovative and influential projects

  • Expanding use of simulation in building industry

  • Entrepreneurship 

  • Novel applications of simulation

  • Length of time of contribution

  • Participation in IBPSA-USA

Nominees are not expected to have made contributions in all areas.

IBPSA-USA Emerging Contributor Award

This award recognizes an individual at the beginning of their career who has demonstrated potential for significant contributions to the field of building simulation and their prospects for continued contributions or growth.

Considerations:

  • Innovation

  • Quality of contributions

Typical types of contributions:

  • Research and development of models and methods

  • Software development

  • Policy development

  • Development of reference and educational material

  • Novel applications of simulation

  • Participation in industry societies

Nominees are not expected to have made contributions in all areas.

IBPSA-USA Outstanding Service Award

This award recognizes one or more individuals, groups or firms who have provided outstanding leadership in the promotion of building simulation through research, education or practice.

Considerations:

  • Promotion of simulation

  • Service to IBPSA-USA, including conference organization

  • Mentoring of emerging contributors

  • Outstanding teaching and course development

  • Linking research and practice

  • Policy development

Nominees are not expected to have made contributions in all areas