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If you work in the energy modeling field, chances are you have heard of and maybe even used EnergyPlus, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) open-source, state-of-the-art, whole-building simulation engine. If you work in the daylighting field, chances are much higher that you have heard of and used Radiance, DOE’...

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized Grand Winners of the 2018 Housing Innovation Awards at the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s High Performance Home Summit in San Diego, California. Grand Winners represent the top entries from each of the six award categories...

  Make sure to join or renew by November 1st in order to lock in your membership and Education on Demand access for up to two years at the current rate of $45 per year. After November 1, member dues increase to $50 per year, and access to Education on Demand is available for an additional $50 per year. If you...
Modeler in the Middle

Here’s a little story called, “Modeler in the Middle”. It's a story about a big opportunity and about some big challenges that stand in the way. 

This story takes place at a very interesting time for modelers. It’s a time when it’s clear that dramatic reductions in carbon emissions due to buildings are needed. It’s a time when it’s clear...

This year’s BPAC & SimBuild was quite a success. It was filled with informative sessions and enthusiastic attendees, making for great conversations with brilliant colleagues. It sent a strong message about the importance of BEM through all project phases, highlighting perspectives from Vivian Loftness and Billie Faircloth, and reinforcing the message through the...

ASHRAE has announced a call for entries for its 2019 HVAC&R Student Paper Competition. 

The competition is aimed at students working on their Bachelor or Master’s degree who are members of ASHRAE. The winning entry will represent the Society at the 2019 HVAC World Student Competition to be held in conjunction with the 2019 CLIMA Conference, May 26-29, in...

The recent announcement “A Shift in BTO’s BEM Strategy: A New Future for the OpenStudio Application” has generated much interest within the building energy modeling community. Thank you to everyone who sent questions or comments about this transition to...

You're invited to the 10 year anniversary of SimAUD, which will be hosted at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA, USA on April 07-09 2019.   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 more information, please refer to the ...

The deadline for IBPSA-USA Board Nominations is November 5, 2018.

Members of the IBPSA-USA Board of Directors serve two-year terms. Nominations are now being accepted through November 5, 2018 for the upcoming 2019-2021 term. All fourteen board seats are open for election, as the full board is re-elected each cycle. 

The election will take place between...

IBPSA-USA is proud to introduce to you the Mentorship Program, currently under its first pilot year and officially launching in the fall of 2018. 

Whether you are an practitioner, developer, or a business owner, we encourage you to join the Mentorship Network; a place to get to know your peers and an opportunity to ask the questions about career growth.

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