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My road to building simulation and IBPSA started early. My architecture technology professor, knowing my interest in computer analysis, handed me a computer tape and said, try to get this program to run on the university’s mainframe computers. That tape contained punch card images of NECAP (NASA’s Energy Computer Analysis Program, a predecessor to CALERDA and what...

The Proper Care and Feeding of Architects

The architect has a hard job. The architect makes an incredible number of decisions in a short amount of time when designing a high-performance building. The architect digests diverse input from a large team of consultants. Performance targets such as the 2030 Challenge are just one of many considerations. Given this...

Students and early career researchers are invited to enter a poster competition. Call for abstracts closes at midnight, January 15, 2019.

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The submissions deadline for papers and workshops to be part of SimAUD 2019 has been extended to Monday, November 26th 2018. SimAUD offers a platform that unites both researchers and practitioners in the fields of architecture, urban design, urban planning, building science, data science and beyond. For...

The Chicago Chapter of IBPSA-USA (CHIBPSA) held their 3rd annual fall member meeting and SIMBUILD decompression on October 24, jointly with the newly-formed Emerging Simulation Professionals (ESP...

The Chicago Chapter of IBPSA-USA (CHIBPSA) held a Resiliency Hackathon from 5:30-8:00 PM  on Wednesday, November 8th 2018 at DLR Group’s offices in downtown Chicago, and promoted it via linkedin, email blasts, partner organization networking,...

The technical program has been announced for the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference, to be held in Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 12–16, at the Omni Hotel Atlanta at CNN Center and the...

The Energy Department and the national labs have released updated versions of their state-of-the-art, open-source, whole-building energy modeling tools: the EnergyPlus™ engine and the OpenStudio™ software development kit (SDK) and Application.

Although the increment in the major version number from EnergyPlus 8.9.0 to EnergyPlus 9.0.1 (yes, we already have one...

The IBPSA-World Board of Directors is seeking nominations for Awards to be presented at Building Simulation 2019:

IBPSA Distinguished Achievement Award: this award, formerly named the IBPSA Award for Distinguished Service to Building Simulation, recognizes an individual who has a distinguished record of contributions to the field of building performance...

Dear colleagues,

Some of you may be interested in the second volume of the Daylighting Handbook that we just released on BuildingTechnologyPress.com. The book describes the science behind simulation programs such as DIVA and is divided into two parts, Daylight Simulations and Dynamic Façades....

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