SimBuild 2006
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IBPSA-USA will hold its second national conference, August 2-4, 2006 on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Technical sessions over two days will feature presentations on a wide range of topics related to the simulation of HVAC equipment, airflow in buildings, energy usage, and the visual and acoustic environment in buildings, as well as demonstrations of simulation software and of hardware and software needed to emulate or measure the performance of buildings.   Friday will be a practitioner day, offering case studies, hands-on software demonstrations and other presentations aimed at giving practicing architects and engineers the information they need to be more informed collaborators with simulation experts.  The practitioner day will be coordinated with local US Green Building Council chapters and affiliates.  Training workshops by various software vendors are being scheduled for the Monday and Tuesday preceding the conference - further details will be announced later. Conference registration is now open. Click here for registration and housing .

Conference Program
The conference program has been designed to include,

    • Research presentations (peer reviewed)
    • Technical presentations (not peer reviewed)
    • Software demonstrations
    • Simulation workshops
    • Discussion forums
    • Info and job fairs

There will be opportunities for researchers to present and discuss new methods, vendors to demonstrate their products and deliver workshops, and architecture and engineering firms to examine new tools and meet future employees.

Technical Topics
Simbuild 2006 will be a forum for improving the design and operating performance of the built environment through modeling and simulation. Relevant technical topics include:

    • Models and algorithms for building performance simulation
    • Data structures and interoperability
    • Design and analysis of integrated building systems
    • Design synthesis and optimization
    • Experimental and field validation
    • Case studies and best practices
    • Performance-based code compliance
    • Life cycle analysis
    • Buildings and human performance
    • Simulation for building operations
    • Fault detection and diagnostics
    • Smart building systems
    • Human interfaces for design and operation
    • Decision support for design and operation
    • Inverse (data driven) models
    • Forecasting

Conference Registration
The conference registration fees are as follows:

Three-day registration (full conference)            $380
Student registration                                               $180               
One-day registration for practitioner day           $180

Conference housing will be offered on campus in dormitories and in nearby hotels.  Single- and double-occupancy dormitory rooms will range in price from about $65 to $110 per night.

Key Dates
Jan 31    Abstracts due (firm deadline)
Feb 15    Abstract acceptance
Mar 31    Papers due
Apr 30    Paper reviews provided to authors
May 31   Revised papers due
Jun 15    Final decisions on all papers
Aug 2-4  SimBuild 2006 conference




< Sponsors >

U.S. Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE)

U.S. Green Building Council

United Technologies Research Corporation
(United Tech Research Center)

Atelier Ten


Ove Arup and Partners

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