IBPSA-USA Education On Demand

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This Research Committee seminar will introduce an open-source, free software package that provides practical, end-to-end (from the IT equipment, to heat rejection, to the ambient) modeling and optimization for data center cooling.

Please join us as we revive monthly meetings for the Boston-area building simulation community. The first meeting of 2020 will take place over video conferencing, and we look forward to transitioning to in-person gatherings when it is safe to do so. 

green building, net zero energy, electrification, passive house, Boston Chapter

Engineers are responsible for helping design systems that can save energy and water, and use resources wisely to help propel our world to a more sustainable future. But what happens after the construction crews leave?

Green Teams, climate action, building energy modeling, BEM, Denver Chapter

This video has been made free to view for all. In this Education Committee webinar, Eric Mannarino from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Decarbonization, energy storage, DER, BEM, building energy modeling, energy modeling, electrification, utility industry

Energy modeling is often only associated with new construction projects with high sustainability aspirations.

BEM, building energy modeling, energy modeling, building simulation, case studies, laboratory, BPA, Building Performance Analysis

Please join the the IBPSA-USA Wisconsin Chapter for their online quarter 2 event as their technical association will take on the current event of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) as it relates to transmission, prevention, HVAC design, and building performance.

novel coronavirus, HVAC Design, building performance, building performance modeling, infection prevention

Advances in simulation techniques and computing power, coupled with more progressive goals for decarbonization in buildings, have propelled urban-scale simulation to the fore over the past decade. (

BEM, urban-scale simulation, building energy modeling, energy modeling, large-scale data, urban scale modeling, urban building energy modeling, single-family homes

This was an IBPSA-USA hosted webinar for our sponsor Trane. TRACE 3D Plus is a next generation building design and analysis software program that delivers faster, more accurate results through a seamless workflow that closely aligns with today's building process. Built on the U.S.

Trane, Trace 3d plus, building design, building analysis, simulation software

As we all know, occupants are modeled in very simple ways in building simulation environments. This comes with two risks: 1) inaccurate predictions, and 2) poor decision-making that is informed by these inaccurate predictions.

occupant modeling, research committee, building simulation

This is a recording of a San Francisco Bay Area Chapter event, held at Affiliated Engineers Inc. in San Francisco on January 22, 2020.

Title 24 2019, non-residential buildings, Decarbonization, Standard 90.1, electrification

How do I judge the content of a paper on a subject I’m not familiar with? How can I give constructive feedback to improve a paper’s quality? When should I reject a paper? This Research Committee presentation will cover best practices for reviewing conference and journal papers.

research committee, peer review, conference papers, journal papers, reviewing papers, building simulation papers

This is a recording of an San Francisco Bay Area Chapter event, held on December 11, 2019.

Presentation 1: Advancing codes and standards to meet evolving needs and BEM implications

Decarbonization, BEM, building energy modeling, energy codes, high performance building design

Building performance simulations are a critical tool for designing buildings that meet our urgent sustainability goals. Yet they are only effective if they can communicate results and conclusions that align with the environmental, economic and social aspirations of the project.

stasio, simulation graphics, Outputs, building performance simulation, output framework

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.

building simulation, building energy simulation

Join the Passive House Alliance Chicago as they take a deep dive into the historic Chicago residential market and explore what it takes to transform an 1890s balloon framed residence into a fully compliant PHIUS+ 2018 certified home.

passive house standard, passive house, PHIUS+, retrofits, existing building stock

This Research Committee talk will provide a background on Electrochromic (EC) Glazing and new ways of modeling and analyzing its performance. Specifically, multi-zone EC glazings provide additional operational flexibility and occupant benefits.

Electrochromic Glazing, multi-zone EC glazing, Multi-Zone Electrochromic Glazing, BEM, building energy modeling

This is a recording of a Chicago Chapter event, held on November 7, 2019 at 

daylighting simulation, daylight analysis, daylight simulation, daylight modeling, WELL, LEED

Want to know what attendees have to share about the IBPSA-World Building Simulation 2019 conference in Rome, or the 2019 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference (BPAC) in Denver?  Did you miss the conferences but want to catch up on what you missed?

BS2019, Building Simulation 2019, BPAC, BPAC2019, simbuild

This is a recording of a San Francisco Bay Area Chapter event, held on October 16, 2019.

Presentation 1: An Intro into Adaptive Thermal Comfort
Presenter: Gail Brager

natural ventilation, ventilation, Ventilation Design, thermal comfort, adaptive thermal comfort

Achieving substantial energy savings in existing building stocks is typically a result of accurate energy audits followed by retrofitting design and applications.

building envelopes, Building Envelope Diagnostics, drone, BEM, building energy modeling, existing building stock

The computational tools that architects use to design buildings often provide static representations of built environments, which do not account for the people who will inhabit the spaces and their dynamic activities.

research committee, human-centric design, human-aware building design

This is a recording of a Building Simulation 2017 session presentation, held on August 8, 2017.

BS2017, building simulation 2017, calibration, utility data, demand response potential, Residential Building Energy Models, Residential Demand

This is a recording of a Building Simulation 2017 session presentation, held on August 7, 2017.

BS2017, building simulation 2017, calibration, CO2 Sensors, Simulation-Based Occupancy Estimation, high performance building design, building energy models, Bayesian Calibration

This is a recording of a Building Simulation 2017 session presentation, held on August 8, 2017.

BS2017, building simulation 2017, building stock, Residential Heating Systems, retrofits, energy modeling, BEM

This is a recording of a Building Simulation 2017 session presentation, held on August 7, 2017.

BS2017, building simulation 2017, building stock, urban scale modeling, energy modeling, BEM