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Artificial intelligence and data-driven modeling are becoming more prominent in the building and construction sectors. Physics-based models usually require significant computational power and a considerable amount of time to simulate output.

Arinet, research committee, Convolutional Neural Networks, Annual Radiation Intensities, AI, artificial intelligence, data-driven modeling

Assessing the impact of building-induced aerodynamics effects on pedestrian comfort and safety at a large scale is of great interest to local governments, architects, urban planners, designers, and developers.

large scale modeling, Wind Comfort, app, pedestrian comfort, pedestrian safety, CFD, weather data

Many cities, states, and countries have set aggressive decarbonization goals in recent years. However, translating high level goals into day-to-day building performance modeling remains a challenge because there is a wide range of methodologies to quantify emissions.

education committee, Decarbonization, building performance modeling, BPA

SimClub is excited to have Victoria Herrero-Garcia present about Embodied Carbon, Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment (WBLCA), and answer important questions such as:

- What is embodied carbon and how to reduce it in buildings?

- How does embodied carbon relate to energy?

Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment, embodied carbon, WBLCA, SimClub, Denver Chapter

IBPSA-USA's Building Data Exchange subcommittee is hosting a webinar related to the advancements on various building data exchange formats.

BDE, building data exchange, IFC, Semantic Web Technologies, RDF, buildingSMART, BRICK, ASHRAE Standard 223P

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.

IBPSA, Project 1, computing tools, building energy systems, district energy systems, IFC, data modeling, building performance, CityGML, Modelica

gbXML.org and IBPSA-USA sponsored this gbXML webinar, originally presented o

gbXML, Validator, workflows

The IBPSA-USA Boston Chapter promotes the science of building performance simulation in order to improve new and existing buildings worldwide while connecting Boston-area practitioners.

Boston Chapter, parametric energy modeling, parametric, OpenStudio, DesignBuilder

Many cities, states, and countries have set aggressive decarbonization goals in recent years. However, translating high level goals into day-to-day building performance modeling remains a challenge because there is a wide range of methodologies to quantify emissions.

carbon emissions, emissions, Decarbonization, building performance modeling

This presentation, sponsored by cove.tool,  will explore the challenges and opportunities to go from early stage to compliance level building energy modeling.

early-stage compliance modeling, compliance modeling, workflows, automation, Cove.Tool

IBPSA-USA Research Committee Webinar: Best Practices for Writing Building Simulation Abstracts

abstracts, research paper, BPAC, BPAC22, simbuild, simbuild22

This webinar presents a novel semantic representation and reasoning framework for use in enhancing emerging building applications such as fault detection and diagnostics (FDD), and commissioning (Cx).

Knowledge Representation, Reasoning Framework, fault detection and diagnostics, FDD, Cx, commissioning

IBPSA-USA's Building Data Exchange subcommittee is hosting a webinar related to raising awareness of some guidelines and tools related to building data exchange.

BDE, building data exchange, ASHRAE Guideline 20, Schematron, BuildingSync

This 60 minute presentation, sponsored by cove.tool, will introduced the new Load Modeling features of cove.tool.

Cove.Tool, load modeling, early-stage optimization, OpenStudio, EnergyPlus, Mechanical Engineer

The use of building performance simulation is becoming a common norm as part of integrated design practices.

QA, QC, building performance simulation, integrated design process

This Research Committee of IBPSA-USA webinar is free to view. End-use load profiles are critically important to understanding the time-sensitive value of energy efficiency, demand response, and other distributed energy resources.

Restock, Comstock, NREL, stock models, end-use load profiles, building stock, existing building stock, residential stock modeling, residential stock calibration, residential stock validation

COVID-19 has challenged our community to rethink the way buildings are designed and engineered. The exact placement of walls, HVAC elements, and furniture now affects people's safety from the virus as well as human comfort and energy consumption.

COVID-19, HVAC, Computational Fluid Dynamics, infectious diseases, multi-agent simulation, CFD

Please join the IBPSA-USA Architectural Simulations Subcommittee for their first ever virtual Happy Hour – IBPSA Mixa - and celebrate the summer solstice!

daylight analysis, daylight, daylight design, human-centric design, annual luminance maps, deep neural networks

Free to view. The building industry is exploding with data sources that impact the energy performance of the built environment and health and well-being of occupants. Spreadsheets just don’t cut it anymore as the sole analytics tool for professionals in this field.

programming, Python, data, building analysis, analytics, data science, data sets, machine learning

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