Policy Statements

Policy Statements

As appropriate, IBPSA-USA establishes consensus policy positions on topics that arise within the domain of building performance simulation, where consensus is established by a vote of the Board. The policy positions that are established are then published on this page of the IBPSA-USA website.

This is a new activity for IBPSA-USA. As of May, 2012, IBPSA-USA has established one such policy position. This position is on COMNET, and is based upon a review of COMNET by an IBPSA-USA committee. IBPSA-USA's review of COMNET had been requested by one of the IBPSA-USA board members. The review occurred over a period of time via a series of web meetings that included presentations by COMNET members. As a result of that review, an IBPSA-USA Position Paper was developed and was adopted by the Board as an consensus policy statement.

You may download the IBPSA-USA Position Paper on COMNET by clicking on the link below:

IBPSA-USA Position Paper on COMNET

IBPSA-USA considers such policy statements on key topics to be an important activity and anticipates developing additional policy statements on other topics as they present themselves.

IBPSA-USA Equalities Committee Statement: 


America has always encouraged the best and the brightest from around the world to further the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The building simulation industry is no different, we have been lucky to have been at the forefront of many innovations and have members from all backgrounds contributing significantly to our success. IBPSA-USA would like to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all the members of its community and state unequivocally that all are welcome, always, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or country of origin.