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We are thrilled to announce the 12th annual Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD2021) which will be held hybrid, both at the University of Southern California (USC) and remotely, on April 15-17, 2021.

We would like to invite you to submit and present original contributions....

The IBPSA-USA Education Committee needs your input! In preparation for a panel discussion in our January 2021 education webinar series, we are seeking your ideas and experience for quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) in the field of building energy modeling (BEM) and building performance simulation (BPS) in a wider context.

What is your best practice to...
The nomination period for the IBPSA-USA Board of Directors is now open!

IBPSA-USA holds elections once every year. Board members serve two year terms. In 2019, we elected to move to staggered terms so that every year fresh voices can be added to our Board.

Board of Directors:

Retain clear understanding of organizational mission/vision Keep abreast of the...

Every two years, IBPSA-USA recognizes leaders in our field with awards presented at the SimBuild conference. The winners of the 2020 IBPSA-USA Awards were announced October 1st during the closing ceremony for the 2020 Building Performance Analysis Simbuild Virtual Conference, co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA. Learn more about the winners in each of the four award...

Ready to push your limits and feed your passion for designing highly efficient buildings? The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® ...

HVAC units are often oversized to deal with full load, which rarely occurs. Are there strategies to save cost and energy by changing the way load is calculated?

-Mr Right Size

Dear Right Size,

Rejoice, as gone are the days of boasting about the biggest kit in town. Now is the time of the kit that is just the right size to do the right job right. ...

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Buildings Energy Efficiency Frontiers & Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) 2020 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). This funding opportunity will provide up to $80 million for projects that enhance energy demand flexibility across buildings and the electric power grid.

“Improving energy efficiency in our...

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) is proud to announce a new partnership with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to fund Graduate Education for Minority Students (GEM) fellows. The GEM program recruits high-quality, underrepresented students looking to pursue...

 

Dear Colleagues,

We have launched an updated version of ClimaPlus, an early-design web-tool developed to facilitate the design of naturally ventilated and hybrid/mixed-mode buildings that are energy-efficient and low-carbon. The tool is being used for teaching in a residential course at MIT, as...

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