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In this presentation, Krista Palen of Transsolar and Christoph Reinhart of the MIT Building Technology Program will discuss emerging simulation techniques across industry and academia, including applications of daylight, thermal, and natural ventilation simulation.

emerging simulation, daylight simulation, thermal simulation, natural ventilation, daylighting

Software engineering has a lot in common with building design. A diverse, technical team of individuals work independently on a series of tasks that are intended to lead to an integrated product.

agile, agile workflow, software engineering, building design, building project management, high performance building design

Research into the next generation of simulation tools and techniques is being carried out at universities, but much of this information is not transferred to the practitioners.

denverchapter, building simulation, COVID-19, ventilation, control sequences, load scheduling, BEM, building energy model, energy storage

This videos has been free to view for all. This presentation will explore the challenges and opportunities to optimize hospital projects.

Cove.Tool, hospitals, Optimizing Hospitals, daylight, energy codes, carbon intensity, embodied carbon

This videos has been made free to view for all. As buildings age, retrofits are becoming an increasingly important topic for the ever-growing and aging existing building stock. Following construction, a building's energy footprint typically remains relatively stagnant, effectivel

existing building stock, existing buildings, building retrofits, retrofits, hygrothermal performance, building envelopes

This video is free to view for all. Climate change is one of the biggest challenges faced by our generation with vast impacts on our planet and public health.

Denver Chapter, building performance, greenhouse gas, climate action, existing building stock

This video is free to view for all. In this presentation, Alejandra and Kimberly will give an insight into the correspondence of building simulation and energy modeling with Net Zero Boston Zoning Policy and Mass Save C&I New Construction programming respectively.

NZE, net zero energy, building performance simulation, building performance modeling, BEM, building energy modeling, energy modeling

This recording is free to view for all. Note that the presentation starts at 7:15. The daylight metrics have been through lots of changes in the last decade.

daylight metrics, daylight analysis, daylight modeling, daylighting, daylight simulation, daylight

On March 23, 2021, IBPSA-USA held a Committee Members Recruitment party, which was a fun interactive event where folks learned more about the diverse committees of IBPSA-USA.

This video is free to view for all. Passive house, or passive building, is an integrated building design and construction concept that employs building science fundamentals to attain high levels of comfort, durability, energy efficiency, and indoor health.

passive house, passive building, BEM, building energy modeling

This video is free to view for everyone. Multi-unit residential buildings (MURB) represent more than one half of the new housing built in the USA and Canada.

daylight simulation, multi-unit buildings, residential buildings, balconies, multi-unit residential buildings, MURB

Please join the Boston chapter of IBPSA for a networking session over Zoom and presentations from Chris Mackey and Mingbo Peng covering topics in fully customizable HVAC modeling workflows (Ironbug) for full-building energy modeling in Grasshopper and Honeybee.

BEM, building energy modeling, Grasshopper, Honeybee, HVAC modeling, HVAC systems

This video has been made free to view for all. Note that the presentation starts at 5:10. COVID has shaken the building design, construction, and operations industries.

COVID-19, indoor air quality, indoor air quality modeling, IAQ, indoor microbial surveillance, indoor ventilation

This video has been made free to view for all. Urban building modeling tools are developing rapidly; these tools use emerging simulation workflows for specific urban environmental design tasks, such as assessing the impacts of energy efficiency technologies at a district scale.

open source, software development kit, SDK, urban building energy modeling, urban scale modeling, high-performance buildings, energy systems, district scale

This recording has been made free to view for all.

Municipal Scale Energy Modeling, carbon reduction strategy modeling, climate action plan carbon emissions

This recording has been made free to view for all. The pandemic has led to finding new and innovative technologies to reduce the spread of virus indoors.

HVAC, HVAC systems, pandemic, ventilation, indoor ventilation, filtration, system performance

This video has been made free to view for all. Please join the Boston Chapter of IBPSA-USA for a networking session over Zoom, and presentations covering topics from the conference.

Convolutional Neural Networks, Personalized Thermostat Demand Response, daylighting, building envelopes, residential buildings

This video has been made free to view for all. Buildings emit about 14 Gt of greenhouse gases every year making them one of the largest contributors to global carbon emissions. 75% of these emissions from buildings are a result of operating them.

Portfolio Energy Optimization, PEO, RMI, zero carbon, emissions, carbon emissions, commercial buildings, building retrofits

This video has been made free to view for all. It's time for a new approach to daylighting design. Current daylighting strategies, employed on virtually every green building, are leftover, inappropriate, concepts from a bygone era of high lighting power density.

diodes, daylighting, ECM, energy conservation measure, lighting controls

Annual luminance maps provide meaningful evaluations for occupants’ visual comfort, preferences, and perception. However, acquiring annual luminance maps require labor-intensive and time-consuming simulations or impracticable long-term field measurements.

machine learning, ML, daylighting, annual luminance maps, deep neural networks, deep learning framework, architectural lighting

Please join the Boston Chapter of IBPSA-USA for a networking session over Zoom and presentations from Irmak Turan and 

embodied carbon, LCA, life cycle analysis, materials recycling, mass timber construction

This video has been made free to view for all. This two-part presentation introduces the indoor air quality modeling software CONTAM and the web-based tool FaTIMA for modeling the Fate and Transport of Indoor Microbiological Aerosols.

indoor air quality, IAQ, indoor air quality modeling, CONTAM, FaTIMA, Indoor Microbiological Aerosols

This Boston Chapter event features presentations from Nathaniel Jones and Holly Samuelson covering advances in building simulation research.

building simulation, thermal comfort, thermal comfort modeling, advanced thermal comfort analysis, passive survivability, mold

Internet of things has revolutionized the way devices, actuators, buildings occupant, building operators, and utilities interact.

smart homes, IoT, internet of things, smart neighborhood, HVAC, water heaters, cloud-based software framework, machine learning, ML

As greater quantities of variable renewable energy are integrated into the electric grid the hour to hour variation in emissions is only increasing. This is at odds with how building designers have traditionally treated all kilowatt hours as equal from an emissions standpoint.

emissions, time varying grid emissions, electric grid, carbon aware, building design