2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild

The 2018  Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild, co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA, will be held September 26-28, 2018 at the Hilton Chicago, Chicago, IL. It is the third co-organized conference between ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA.

The goal of this conference is to present new techniques and workflows that help researchers and practitioners make better decisions during the simulation and modeling process over a building's entire life cycle.

Technical Program Announced
The program is bigger than ever and includes 185 presentations covering a mix of research, best practices and case studies.

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The topics will be compelling for anyone interested in analysis of high performance buildings and communities. The following is a sample of the topics in the program. 

  • Early design modeling
  • Model calibration
  • Daylight and lighting modeling
  • Thermal comfort modeling
  • CFD and airflow modeling
  • Electrical grid modeling
  • Energy storage simulation
  • Urban scale modeling
  • Building information models (BIM)
  • Machine learning
  • Scripting
  • Modeling controls 
  • Heat pumps
  • Earth tubes
  • Stasio
  • Practice of modeling
  • Weather data
  • Net zero buildings
  • Modeling for code compliance

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