IBPSA-USA

IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2024 Conference

IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2024

SimBuild is back! 

IBPSA-USA will host the SimBuild 2024 conference May 21st to 23rd, 2024 in Denver, Colorado. After hosting joint conferences with ASHRAE from 2014 to 2022, IBPSA-USA returns to hosting SimBuild as an independent conference in 2024. 

SimBuild 2024 marks the 20th anniversary of the first SimBuild conference, held in 2004. The theme of the conference is “Celebrating Two Decades of SimBuild.” Join us as we commemorate IBPSA-USA's contributions to sustainability and building performance simulation and look toward the future. The program will highlight the work of IBPSA-USA and its members and provide a platform to envision the future of simulation, as we explore emerging technologies, trends, and strategies that will continue to drive building performance excellence in the years ahead. 

Join us as we honor the past, embrace the present, and envision a brighter and more sustainable future. Keep an eye on our conference website, follow us on social media platforms, and join our mailing list to receive the latest conference updates.

See you in Denver!

The theme of SimBuild 2024 highlights the future of IBPSA’s mission: Building Sustainability and Performance Through Simulation. We seek papers demonstrating innovation in methods, workflows, and modeling tools for better building design, performance, and operation to meet aggressive targets for energy reduction, environmental quality, decarbonization, and resiliency.

Sample themes include:

Climate Resilience and Forecasting

  • Approaches to Modeling Future Weather, Climate, and Extreme Events
  • Modeling of Adaptation Strategies
  • Modeling for Carbon and Embodied Energy
  • Regulatory Approaches to Carbon Neutrality
  • Urban Renaissance & Cultural Heritage

Intelligent Building Operations

  • Efficiencies and Load Management
  • Grid Interactions and Distributed Energy Resources
  • Active, Passive, and Zero-carbon buildings
  • Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning
  • Commissioning, Diagnostics, and Control

Workflows and Simulation Case Studies

  • Building Information Modeling and Interoperability
  • Evolving Performance Indicators
  • Modeling Existing Buildings
  • Performance-Driven Design, Design Automation, and Optimization
  • Validation, Calibration, and Uncertainty

Simulation Technologies and Applications

  • Building Physics, Heat, and Moisture
  • CFD, Airflow, and Microclimate
  • Life-Cycle Modeling
  • Lighting and Daylighting
  • Machine Learning and Big Data Applications to Building Simulation
  • Passive and Hybrid Heating and Cooling
  • Urban and Community Scale Modeling

Human Factors

  • Education and Training
  • Energy Equality, Access, and Justice
  • Health and Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Occupant Health, Wellbeing, and Comfort
  • Occupant Behavior

For more information, please visit our Authors page.

SimBuild is the premier US venue for sharing cutting edge research in building performance simulation. The 2024 conference will include multiple formats of presentations to encourage discussions and exchange of ideas over the three days of the event. The theme of SimBuild 2024 highlights the future of IBPSA’s mission: Building Sustainability and Performance Through Simulation.

We seek papers demonstrating innovation in methods, workflows, and modeling tools for better building design, performance, and operation to meet aggressive targets for energy reduction, environmental quality, decarbonization, and resiliency.

Submit your extended abstract on or before August 7 August 21, 2023 telling us about work you hope to present at SimBuild 2024. More information is available on our Authors page.

A call for oral presentations and panel discussions will be made in January 2024. 

HackSimBuild ‘24 is a 24-hour hackathon where participants (you) develop and test creative new approaches to building performance simulation. This event will bring together modelers, programmers, students, academics, designers, and engineers of all types to collaborate in a design sprint. At the end of this fun and immersive event, we will award prizes to the teams with the most original, innovative, and market-ready tools, metrics, ideas, or other hacks they present to our industry-leading panel of jurors.

For more information, please visit HackSimBuild '24.

Stay tuned for more information about key dates, registration, and program.