ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA 2020 BPAC and SimBuild Call for Presentations

ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA have announced a call for presentations for the 2020 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild to be held August 12-14, 2020 at the Westin River North in Chicago, IL. Deadline extended to April 6th. 

"In recent years, the building performance industry has seen a shift from energy-based goals to ones centered on GHG reduction, grid harmonization, and resiliency, with a deeper emphasis on load management and neighborhood-scale planning," says Carrie Brown, conference chair. "This year's conference theme, Integrated Building Design and Analysis to Achieve Zero Carbon, is designed to highlight these cutting-edge building performance topics."

Building modeling professionals and practitioners are invited to submit presentation proposals between 15-30 minutes in length or 45-90 minute panel and seminar sessions. Proposals can cover a broad range of topics addressing the needs of the building performance modeling community. Creative and interactive presentation formats are strongly encouraged.

The 2020 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild requests the following submission types:

  • Individual presentations on projects, research or career/business development topics
  • Panel with three to four industry experts on a current topic of interest or team case study
  • Seminar Session with a chair and one to four speakers on one of the following topics

Topic categories include:

  • Low Carbon Future
  • New Technology and Trends
  • Health, Wellness and Comfort
  • Energy Performance and System Simulation
  • Codes & Standards and Programs 

Presentation proposals are due April 6, 2020. If accepted, presentations will be due in July 2020. For a full list of presentation topics and more information, visit


We hope to see you in Chicago!

Steering Committee:

  • Carrie Brown, Chair
  • Aaron Boranian
  • Annie Marston
  • John Bynum 
  • Lauren Wallace
  • Marty Brennan
  • Supriya Goel
  • Susan Collins 
  • Zheng O'Neill