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Most Building Performance Modeling (BPM) professionals experience difficulty translating building design geometry developed in native Building Information Model (BIM) environments into BPM-compatible geometry.

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Artificial intelligence and data-driven modeling are becoming more prominent in the building and construction sectors. The objective of this research is to introduce Artificial Neural Network (ANN) methods to represent the physical properties of buildings. Achieving this goal will illustrate the future capacity of integrated neural networks in building performance simulations.

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Research Committee, Arinet, Convolutional Neural Networks, Annual Radiation Intensities, AI, artificial intelligence, data-driven modeling
With the advent of powerful cloud computing, a new ‘Pedestrian Comfort Analysis’ application has been developed by simulationHub that performs the CFD simulations on the cloud and provides comfort and safety plots for large-scale models within hours. Through introduction and case study, this session illustrates the ‘Pedestrian Comfort Analysis’ app to assess pedestrian wind comfort and safety across urban building design.

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weather data, CFD, pedestrian safety, pedestrian comfort, Wind Comfort, app, large scale modeling
IBPSA Project 1 develops open-source software that builds the basis of next generation computing tools for the design and operation of building and district energy and control systems. Conducted from 2017 to 2022, it is joined by 29 institutes and extends work previously conducted under IEA EBC Annex 60.

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IBPSA, Project 1, computing tools, building energy systems, district energy systems, IFC, data modeling, building performance, Modelica, CityGML
This webinar is targeted toward energy modelers, energy auditors, engineers, architects, software vendors, and generally anyone who is interested in learning about Building Information Modeling (BIM) to Building Energy Modeling (BEM) workflows utilizing gbXML and the new gbXML validator.

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gbXML, Validator, workflows
The IBPSA-USA Education Committee is hosting a 2-part webinar series on future-looking emission factors with industry experts. The September webinar provides an introduction to the different types of future-looking emission factors that are available and presentations about the development process.

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carbon emissions, emissions, building performance modeling, Decarbonization