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This year’s BPAC & SimBuild was quite a success. It was filled with informative sessions and enthusiastic attendees, making for great conversations with brilliant colleagues. It sent a song message about the importance of BEM through all project phases, highlighting perspectives from Vivian Loftness and Billie Faircloth, and reinforcing the message through the...

ASHRAE has announced a call for entries for its 2019 HVAC&R Student Paper Competition. 

The competition is aimed at students working on their Bachelor or Master’s degree who are members of ASHRAE. The winning entry will represent the Society at the 2019 HVAC World Student Competition to be held in conjunction with the 2019 CLIMA Conference, May 26-29, in...

The recent announcement “A Shift in BTO’s BEM Strategy: A New Future for the OpenStudio Application” has generated much interest within the building energy modeling community. Thank you to everyone who sent questions or comments about this transition to...

You're invited to the 10 year anniversary of SimAUD, which will be hosted at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA, USA on April 07-09 2019.   SimAUD offers a platform that unites both researchers and practitioners in the fields of architecture, urban design, urban planning, building science, data science and beyond. For more information, please refer to the ...

The deadline for IBPSA-USA Board Nominations is November 5, 2018.

Members of the IBPSA-USA Board of Directors serve two-year terms. Nominations are now being accepted through November 5, 2018 for the upcoming 2019-2021 term. All fourteen board seats are open for election, as the full board is re-elected each cycle. 

The election will take place between...

IBPSA-USA is proud to introduce to you the Mentorship Program, currently under its first pilot year and officially launching in the fall of 2018. 

Whether you are an practitioner, developer, or a business owner, we encourage you to join the Mentorship Network; a place to get to know your peers and an opportunity to ask the questions about career growth.

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The twelfth edition of the ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard gives a progress report on state energy efficiency policies and programs that save energy and produce environmental and economic benefits. The Scorecard uses data vetted by state energy officials to rank states in six categories—utility programs, transportation, building energy codes, combined heat and...

ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) will offer 20 courses during the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo in Atlanta. The conference will be held Jan. 12-16, 2019.

The demands placed on buildings professionals and their teams mean that maintaining a high level of knowledge is...

The IBPSA Board of Directors is seeking nominations for the 2019 class of Fellows, to be recognized at the Building Simulation 2019 conference (http://buildingsimulation2019.org/).

The IBPSA membership grade of Fellow recognizes individuals who are: “A member who has attained distinction in the...

Apply Today! Solar Decathlon Application Deadline, November 6, 2018.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Decathlon continues to “push the envelope” on the design of the most high-performance, efficient, affordable, innovative buildings while leveraging opportunities to showcase student innovation and STEM education, as well as to foster workforce...

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