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With a little over a day left until the August 14th Business Innovation Contest deadline, Catalyst video pitches are starting to roll in! While logged into the platform, you can view the latest videos submitted to the Business Innovation Contest ...

A new version of the Sensor Placement + Optimization Tool daylighting and lighting design software, SPOT Pro v 4.74, is now available! Visit SPOT home to learn more about it and download the software.

SPOT Pro is a Windows-based stand-alone lighting and daylighting design interface to...

The BTO Catalyst Business Innovation Contest is finishing up this week with two Jamathons on Wednesday, August 12th – one at ...

The BTO Catalyst crowdsourcing competition continues! In the current phase of the competition, all entrepreneurs, developers, working professionals, students, and mentors are invited to submit video pitches on software solutions that address key challenges in the area of building operations. The video pitches are due August 14, 2015.

The Catalyst staff is...

The performance workshop library contains the following recorded workshops led by industry experts. New workshops are added each month as live webinars take place. Visit here to see the library on Vimeo.

FACADES

​Facade Performance 101

ENERGY

Sefaira Systems Powered by...

On July 16, 2015 engineers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Colorado joined the Chicago Chapter of IBPSA-USA to discuss OpenStudio. This is the energy modeling platform that is supported by the US Department of Energy. OpenStudio version 1.8 was recently released, and the NREL team discussed updates and demonstrated new features in the workflow....

IBPSA-USA members and friends gathered at the Ellis Hotel in Downtown Atlanta for our 2015 Summer meeting, which was held Saturday, June 27th during ASHRAE’s Annual Conference. Close to 60 attendees showed up to the event to share IBPSA-USA news, and enjoy the presenters of the evening.

The night kicked-off with the pre-dinner presentations and happy hour, with ...

Golden Gate ASHRAE, IBPSA-USA, and Autodesk invited industry professionals to a presentation and design charrette, to encourage the adoption of efficiency strategies early in the process through...

The Chicago Chapter of IBPSA-USA teamed up with Mitsubishi Electric U.S. to provide an overview of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) technology. HVAC systems designed with VRF provide zoned comfort, improved energy efficiency, and lower life cycle cost compared to conventional systems. 

In the webinar Matt Rash from Mitsubishi discusses VRF HVAC systems and...

Plan to join us for Greenbuild 2015 Monumental Green, scheduled for Nov. 18-20 at the Washington Convention Center in DC, the largest...

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