IBPSA-USA

Requests for Proposals

IBPSA-USA Requests for Proposals

For any of the following opportunities, please submit questions to Christine Do at christine@ibpsa.us.

Previous investigation into BEM Output Reporting conducted by the IBPSA-USA Building Data Exchange (BDE) Output Reporting working group and funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) highlighted significant inconsistencies in how Building Energy Modeling (BEM) data is reported across different software tools and protocols. While creating a schema is a clear step toward addressing this issue, its adoption by the industry remains uncertain without broader support. Therefore, education and consensus-building efforts are essential to ensure the proposed schema is widely accepted and implemented. This includes outreach to Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), software vendors, and practitioners. To ensure future schema development is effective, the working group plans to create a BEM Compliance Reporting Automation Roadmap. This roadmap will illustrate a vision for the future of BEM data reporting and chart a path to achieve that vision. It will also educate key stakeholders about schema-based reporting and its potential benefits, collect feedback on what is needed for success, and help pave the way for adoption by these stakeholders.
 
IBPSA-USA is seeking a consultant to collaborate with the BDE Output Reporting working group in creating the BEM Compliance Reporting Automation Roadmap.
 
Proposals are due July 31, 2024.