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CalTestBed is seeking applications from entrepreneurs across California for prototypes ready for testing and validation.

Exciting news! On March 27th, New Energy Nexus launched the...

The industry is in the process of making a steady shift towards connected databases and web technologies for the design, analysis, and operation of built environments. Consequently, the end-user must work with a multitude of unrelated data dictionaries, schemas, and file formats to represent building information for simulation. Although some efforts have been...

What is the biggest misconception designers have about energy modeling?   -First-time Modeler   Dear First-time,   Energy modeling provides us an insight about the importance of design decisions on total energy consumption. On one hand, I’ve seen architects who are eagerly waiting for the energy modeling results as they are tweaking the envelope and making it more energy...

Sign up NOW for the 6th Annual ASHRAE LowDown Showdown (LDSd) which will take place at the 2020 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild on August 12 – 14, 2020 in Chicago, Ill.

Each year of the LDSd competition...

The latest version of California’s Title 24 (T-24) energy code was released last year. As we near 2030—a major milestone year for California’s climate targets, including doubled building energy efficiency—commercial...

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), a U.S. Department of Energy lab, has developed a new set of draft integrated systems package (ISP) toolkits for use in commercial buildings. The toolkits, funded by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s...

Thanks to all who participated in the ...

The IBPSA-USA Semiannual Winter meeting this year was a great success. Over 80 guests gathered in Orlando to eat Cuban food, socialize and get reconnected. 

This years event almost never happened. 

Prices for venues near the convention center in Orlando have been going up over the past couple of years, and the average per person charge for event centers...

 

How is the BEM industry changing to meet the challenge of mandatory energy codes?

-Interested in Indiana

Dear Interested,

Challenge comes along with the tremendous growth we are experiencing to meet the simulation and modeling needs of the design community. These challenges fall into three categories — tools, techniques and processes. ...

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