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Reducing the ecological impact of the built environment and integrated design are featured themes in the technical program at ASHRAE's 2018 Winter Conference.

The 2018 Winter Conference takes place Jan. 20-24, at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago...

The Energy Department and the National Labs have released updated versions of their state-of-the-art open-source whole-building energy modeling tools: the EnergyPlus™ engine and the OpenStudio™ software development kit (SDK) and application.

Available at http://energyplus.net/, EnergyPlus 8.8.0 includes the...

Dear colleagues:

This is to let you know that the 5-year IEA EBC Annex 60 " New Generation Computing Tools for Building and Community Energy Systems" is now finished, and its final report is available at
http://www.iea-annex60.org/pubs.html 

The report summarizes the development of...

This eleventh edition of the ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard again benchmarks state progress on efficiency policies and programs that save energy while benefiting the environment and promoting growth. We use data vetted by state energy officials to rank states in six categories—utility programs, transportation, building energy codes, combined heat and power,...

It’s well-known in energy efficiency circles that commercial building owners can significantly reduce their energy bills by installing and properly maintaining building automation systems to manage their energy use. But quantifying how much energy specific control features save in particular building types and regions can be exceedingly difficult. That’s why the...

How can we use the most impactful packages of energy savings measures, big data from buildings and strategic investment planning to capture 20-30 percent more whole building energy savings than just the "low-hanging fruit?"

Building from current research and development by DOE’s Commercial Buildings Integration team and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory1,...

Trane®, the La Crosse, WI company and one of the brands of Ingersoll Rand is known for its HVAC equipment and services, its red circle logo, and the slogan “it’s hard to stop a Trane”. Did you know it is also one of the original players in the load calculation and energy simulation software industry? TRACE™ (Trane Air...

We invite you to submit and present an original contribution for SimAUD2018. All submissions are peer-reviewed and considered for selection by the Scientific Committee. All accepted full papers (8 pages) will be published in the ACM Digital Library. However, all...

Advocating for Our Industry

There’s a lot going on in IBPSA-USA. Last month I highlighted a list of activities: https://www.ibpsa.us/news/president-s-message-august-2017. This month I’d like to focus on one activity: the Advocacy Committee. This group is taking first steps on what I...

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ASHRAE Standard 205P (Standard Representation of Performance Simulation Data for HVAC&R and Other Facility Equipment) is now available for advisory public review and comment.

This is an advisory public review for Standard 205P, intended to capture feedback from key stakeholder groups to allow refinement of the Standard.  That will...

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