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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...

We’re witnessing an explosion in the number of Internet-connected devices and “smart” technologies that offer consumers a new level of function, fun, and convenience: every hour more than 200,000 new devices get connected to the Internet globally, and the U.S. market for these devices is the world’s biggest by fourfold – and growing 20% annually or more. At DOE we’re...

This study conducted a benefit-cost impact evaluation of the research and development activities of the Building Technologies Office on investments in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), water heating, and appliance technologies. The analysis suggests that BTO investments in this R&D has generated an estimated benefit-to-cost ratio between 20-to-1...

This report describes an air distribution system composed of a series of uniformly-sized ducts that terminate in rooms throughout the home and return to a central manifold, similar in fashion to a “home-run” cross-linked polyethylene plumbing system.

With a well-designed manifold, each duct receives an equal static pressure potential for airflow from the air...

Over one million buildings have energy and asset data entered into the Building Performance Database (BPD)! This repository of rich information continues to expand, escalating its value for users.

The Building Performance Database is the nation’s largest dataset of...

In the 10 years its WaterSense® program has been in existence, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates the program has saved more than 2.1 trillion gallons of water—that’s enough water to supply every household in the United States for more than 75 days.

To help builders meet the requirements of this voluntary water efficiency program and...

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The next U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Race to Zero Student Design Competition (Race to Zero) is April 21–22, 2018, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado...

Building Simulation 2017 in San Francisco was a great success for IBPSA-World and IBPSA-USA. Here are a few of the numbers:

776 attendees, biggest ever 44 countries represented, 400+ attendees from outside the United States 334 refereed technical papers 103 non-refereed presentations 7 parallel technical sessions, 105 total 41 sponsors 16 vendor exhibits

If you...

Where Do We Go From Here?

The Building Simulation conference that just happened in San Francisco was a big deal for IBPSA-USA. Dozens of volunteer members worked on the planning and execution. Forty sponsors stepped up to provide support. We faced the risk of financial disaster, but the event turned out to be a huge success. Attendance was the biggest ever for a...

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