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What is TMYx and how does it differ from TMY3 weather data? Is there anything I should know about where this weather data comes from?
-April Showers

Dear April Showers,

The short answer is that TMYx is a new (albeit confusingly named) update to the TMY family of files (following TMY, TMY2, and TMY3). These files were not officially developed by NREL...

IBPSA-USA is now accepting applications for the annual Board of Directors election for the 2022-2024 term.

Board members serve a two year term with staggered terms to bring fresh voices to the Board every year. There are 7 Director positions open for this election. 

In addition we elect a Student Director who can directly represent and engage with the...

The Project StaSIO team is proud to announce the winners of the 2021 Summer Challenge! The challenge was focused on Daylight and Glare. Big thanks to our Challenge jurors, Christopher Meek and Nicole Peterson. Stay tuned for the upcoming winter 2021 challenge focused on “Simple Box Modeling!”

And the...

IMPEL+ is an early-stage incubator and accelerator for technologies that are poised to target America’s #1 source of greenhouse gas emissions: buildings. 

We do this by recruiting and fostering a dynamic Innovator community and giving them the resources they need! Throughout the program this year, we’ll follow...

With numerous energy modelers, students, practioners, and IBPSA-USA members around the United States, it is essential to IBPSA-USA’s purpose to nourish the community at large and at the local level. The IBPSA-USA Chapters Committee is the entity responsible for establishing, sustaining, and supporting IBPSA-USA Chapters. 

There have been numerous successes with...

How do you explain complicated ideas when speaking to a client? Can you offer tips for speaking to a client with very little understanding of energy simulation?

-Curious Consultant

Dear Curious Consultant,

When explaining complicated ideas, you often follow one of three modes: act as if you know it all, talk to a “dummy”, or compromise. For a brief...

RMI’s Portfolio Energy Optimization (PEO) initiative is focused on developing a scalable, mass-customized approach to identifying zero-carbon retrofit packages for commercial buildings and evaluating their financial return from the perspective of portfolio owners.

The initiative’s team is seeking a contractor to identify and work with various sources of data...

We need your input.

Please consider joining the JEDI  Committee's Working Group (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion) as we begin to craft a strategy toward becoming a more inclusive, equitable and welcoming organization and industry.

With the generous support of the Department of Energy Building Technologies Office we have entered into a contract with...

The deadline for the call for abstracts for the 2022 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild, co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA, has been extended. All abstracts are now due by October 4, 2021.
 
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The IBUILD: Innovation in Buildings Graduate Research Fellowship will begin accepting new applications starting on September 22, 2021. The fellowship, now in its second year, is open to Master’s and PhD students doing research in the area of building sciences. The broad goal is to increase the presence of diverse perspectives supporting the larger mission of building...

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