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The U.S. Department of Energy has extended the deadline for the Request for Information (RFI) for stakeholder input on the ...

 

IBPSA-USA awards are presented every two years at the IBPSA-USA SimBuild conference. This year's conference is being held online, September 29 - October 1, 2020. Awards will be presented online during the live session on...

The semiannual meeting of IBPSA-USA was held online July 29, 2020 across three time zones. The event featured short introductions followed by a rousing game of online Jeopardy. Attendees were broken up into smaller groups and placed in Zoom rooms with a pre-assigned moderator/host. Participants were randomly placed into game rooms then asked to self organized into...

The building simulation industry is in the process of making a steady shift towards connected databases and web technologies for the design, analysis, and operation of built environments. Consequently, the end-user must work with a multitude of unrelated data dictionaries, schemas, and file formats to represent building information for simulation.

The IBPSA-USA...

 

Are there any aspects of buildings that current simulation tools do not or cannot address?
-Testing the Limits

Dear Testing,

The short answers are yes and yes, which is why whole building simulation engines and modeling tools are continually evolving. When developers consider adding a new functionality, they perform a balancing act of the...

At the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), we are constantly working on advanced technologies to improve the energy efficiency of America’s homes, businesses, and industries. To advance this goal, we must ensure the technologies we develop work as well in the real world as they do in controlled laboratory settings. For this reason, the Office of Energy Efficiency and...

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Laboratories have developed a suite of building energy data tools to drive energy efficiency improvements. We invite you to explore recordings of past webinars and attend upcoming training webinars to discover how your organization can use DOE building energy data tools to drive energy efficiency. Experts from...

 

I took a thermal bridging course, and discovered the significant impact it can have on the rated performance of assemblies. How well do building simulation programs model thermal bridging?
- Learning the Ropes

Dear Learning,

Building envelopes are non-homogeneous, so heat transfer through a building envelope is not one dimensional due to...

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