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When I came to study at the Centre for Building Studies in 1982, little did I know that a structural engineer will end up doing energy modeling work – but looking for a graduate student research funding changed my life upside down or downside up!! With a traditional civil/structural engineering degree, I started exploring functional programming and knowledge-based...

Summer of Love (of Simulation) in San Francisco

I’m sure it’s no coincidence that Building Simulation 2017 coincides with the golden anniversary of the Summer of Love, 1967. Then, like now, seekers of new insights gathered in San Francisco. People questioned old ways and understood they were part of something new and important: a new path to knowledge and enlightenment...

ASHRAE is pleased to announce the technical program for its upcoming Building Performance Analysis Conference, which will take place in Atlanta, Ga., from Sept. 27-29.

“Our goal is to serve practitioners by...

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

The Big Connection

It’s no secret that the explosion of connectivity triggered by the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) is also impacting the lighting industry – to such an extent as to constitute what many are calling a “second lighting revolution.” The first lighting revolution, of course, was ushered in by LEDs – which, because of their ease of...

As part of its commitment to extend the Society’s global reach and better support its membership, ASHRAE announced the formation of a new ASHRAE Region in Europe – Region XIV, which will begin July 1, 2017. With this new region will also come a new chapter in Ireland, which will be vitally important for industry collaboration throughout Europe.

Additionally, the...

Energy efficiency resources save energy and can reduce peak power demand. Typically, however, efforts to quantify energy efficiency benefits have not focused on how efficiency savings are more valuable at certain times of the day and year—namely summer peaks—as a result of the time-varying upstream value of energy savings for the larger grid system. Because many grid...

DOE's Building Technologies Office (BTO) announced it is investing more than $3 million in five projects to improve the efficiency of the nation’s commercial buildings. This investment is designed to drive innovation in multisystem technology packages while also fostering the collaboration of dynamic industry teams that include energy consultants and nongovernmental...

Hello EnergyPlus users and stakeholders,

Over the next five weeks, DOE and the EnergyPlus development team will be crafting the FY18 workplan. As we have done for the previous two years, we will be incorporating your priorities into the process via the UserVoice portal http://energyplus.uservoice.com/...

ASHRAE introduced its 2017-2018 president, executive committee officers and directors during its Annual Conference in Long Beach, Calif., which was held June 24-28.

ASHRAE’s new president is Bjarne W. Olesen, Ph.D., Fellow ASHRAE. At his inaugural presidential address, Olesen announced his term’s theme will be “Extending Our Community.” Through this theme,...

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