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Energy modeling is the most effective way we have to optimize energy efficiency for each unique building, but it is severely underused. Even among the self-selected 175 firms that report on the energy use of their designs for AIA 2030, only 32 percent of the projects include energy modeling at all, and even fewer complete modeling early enough to inform the design....

Submit session proposals and peer reviewer applications by January 4.

On Nov. 14-16 2018, Greenbuild Chicago, "...

Get your votes in now! All fourteen board seats are open for election, as the full board is re-elected each cycle. The election of board members will take place January 12, 2019 at the IBPSA-USA Winter Meeting in Atlanta.

A link to the ballot has been sent to all IBPSA-USA...

The Wisconsin Chapter's Sip and Sim Happy Hour, held on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, was the chapter’s inaugural event to meet other simulation professionals and software experts, discuss energy code, and airing of simulation grievances. Energy modelers, architects, engineers, simulation software...

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...

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