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In November, the Energy Department’s Building Technologies Office (BTO) published the final version of its Research and Development Opportunities (RDO) document for Building Energy Modeling (BEM). This publication completes a nearly five-year process that included the release of two...

The semiannual meeting of IBPSA-USA was held online January 14, 2021 across three time zones. The night kicked off with an ice breaker followed by introductions of our newly elected Board Members, Kyleen Rockwell and...

All members in good standing should have received a ballot by now. Please check the nominees here, and check your membership status here. If you did not get a ballot link in your email check spam and trash....

I want to run many kinds of simulation without having to model my building over and over. How can I get as much use as possible out of one model?
-Reduce, Reuse and Recycled

Dear Recycled,

The road to energy model reuse is fraught with potholes. The zen of model recycling nirvana is close at hand, but your mileage may vary depending on your software...

What possibilities are unlocked by doing energy and environmental simulation on the cloud, and where do we stand today?
- Head in the Clouds

Dear Head in the Clouds,

Simulation on the cloud introduces two major opportunities: The first is scalability, which means that simulations can be run much faster, and the second is that simulation becomes much...

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....

 

IBPSA-USA is now accepting applications for the annual Board of Directors election for the 2021-2023 term.

Board members serve a two year term with staggered terms to bring fresh voices to the Board every year. There are 7 Director positions open for this election. 

This year, we are also introducing a position for a Student Director who can directly...

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® ...

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