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A recording of a May 8, 2018 live webinar of Ladybug Tools, with emphasis on Green Building XML and the new web-based gbXML viewer.

ladybug, green building, greenbuilding XML, building analysis, gbXML

This is a recording of a Chicago Chapter webinar, held on May 5, 2018. It contains a discussion on innovative thermal comfort solutions, and presentations by Arjan Kraakman and Remco van Woensel, both graduate students of the Building Physics & Services department of the Eindhoven University of Technology.

Thermal Comfort Analysis, Thermal Comfort Verification, Spatial Transitions, 3D Printed Façades, Responsive Facades, Thermal Storage, Indoor Environmental Quality, Façade Engineer, Building Performance Analyst, Sustainability Consultant, Energy Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Architect

This is a recording of an Urban scale simulation research sub-committee webinar, held on April 25, 2018. The seminar presents LBNL's research on data, methods, tools and case studies of urban building energy modeling (UBEM). Opportunities and challenges of UBEM will be discussed.

urban scale modeling, Building Energy Efficiency, urban building energy modeling

This is a recording of a Chicago Chapter webinar, held on April 11, 2018. Join the Chicago Chapter of IBPSA-USA (CHIBPSA) for their webinar on Performance Modeling for Building Enclosure and Occupant Comfort Optimization.

building performance modeling, occupant comfort optimization, building enclosure

This is a recording of a San Francisco Bay Area Chapter webinar, held on March 22, 2018. WELL is somehow advertised as a standard with a minimum simulation requirement, however there is a strong need for simulation tools in many categories viz. Air, Light and Comfort; and moving forward these needs will gradually emerge.

mechanical ventilation, Dynamic Simulations, natural ventilation, WELL, building simulation, simulation tools, external CFD

This a recording of a Denver Chapter webinar, held on March 22, 2018. Matt Steen from Ambient Energy will present a spreadsheet-based tool that automates creating models and reporting results using OpenStudio.

building performance simulation, OpenStudio, energy modeling, reporting, automation

This is a recording of a SF Bay Area Chapter webinar, held on January 25, 2018. Through our reference case project, HouseZero, for Harvard University, Kasper will take the participants through the engineering solutions used to design a 100% natural ventilation solution.

building energy modeling, Ventilation Design, green building, CFD, Dynamic Simulations, mechanical ventilation

In this seminar, we critically discuss how annual metrics and other methods of daylighting analysis & simulation can help you understand how daylighting is conceptualized, collaborated on and executed in buildings.

daylighting, daylighting analysis, daylight simulation, LEED v4, LEED

This is a recording of a Denver Chapter webinar, held on August 17, 2017. Matt Duffy from Affiliated Engineers Inc. (AEI) will present on using the TRNSYS simulation software that has been publicly available for over 40 years and continues to use a modular, component-based structure to solve energy systems. 

energy systems, building energy modeling, simulation software, modular structure

This is a recording of a Chicago Chapter webinar, held on Feb 22, 2017. Designing and simulating a ground loop heat pump system can often be part of a high performance building design.

high performance building design, building energy simulation, ground loop, heat pump, hybrid geothermal systems

This is a recording of an NYC Chapter webinar, held on February 27, 2018. Completed in 2015, P.S. 62 is NYC’s first net-zero energy school, designed under the requirements of the New York City School Construction Authority.

energy efficiency, green building, Net Zero

View a recording of this webinar below, which was held on February 27, 2018. Learn more about Project StaSIO and the competition. Winners will be announced at the 2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild, co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA.

Building Performance Analysis, building simulation, building energy modeling, energy modeling, output framework, Inputs, Outputs

This is a recording of a San Francisco Bay Area Chapter webinar, held on December 13, 2017.

Building Energy Efficiency, Building Energy Asset Score Tool, building energy modeling, BEM, building simulation

This is a recording of a San Francisco Chapter event, held on October 18, 2017.

condensation, glare, airflow simulation, computational methods

This is a recording of a Denver Chapter webinar, held on September 14, 2017. Did you attend the Building Simulation 2017 Conference in San Francisco and see some really interesting things that you want to share?

building simulation 2017, building simulation, energy modeling

This is a recording of a SF Bay Area Chapter webinar, held on September 13, 2017. Did you have a fantastic time in San Francisco during Building Simulation 2017?

building simulation, shoebox model, energy modeling, building energy modeling

The challenge of simulating airflow in buildings comes from the unique combination of complex geometry and boundary conditions and the intrinsic dynamics of the air flow, particularly when buoyancy force and convection are important - as they often are.

building energy modeling, building simulation, airflow simulation, BS2017, building simulation 2017

Anica is an advocate for the use of simulation in design, and considers it critical to HOK’s mission. Her talk will describe how HOK tracked both modeling costs and predicted energy savings for a selection of it projects over the course of several years.

building energy modeling, building simulation, Sustainable Design, BS2017, building simulation 2017

This is a recording of a Denver Chapter webinar, held on July 20, 2017. Dr. Peter Lilienthal will discuss how the HOMER software tool works and use it to illustrate some examples of what microgrids look like both on- and off-grid.

Distributed Power, microgrids, BEM, building energy modeling

This is a recording of a NYC Chapter webinar, held on July 20, 2017. Join the International Living Future Institute for a discussion on the streamlined Zero Energy Certification program.

energy performance, net zero energy, Zero Energy Certification, Reveal high performance energy label, high performance buildings

This is a recording of a SF Bay Area Chapter webinar, held on June 22, 2017. This talk proposes a method for testing thousands of different combinations of water conservation and reuse options to allow a design team to quickly assess which configuration would be best for a project.

Water Parametric Analysis, Environmental Design, Energy and Sustainability

This is a recording of a Denver Chapter webinar, held on 5/18/17. Calculation of heat transfer from building foundations is a computationally intensive three-dimensional problem that can require several weeks to solve using current computing hardware.

building simulation, Kiva, heat transfer calculations, ground-contact surfaces

This is a recording of a NYC Chapter webinar, held on May 16, 2017, and is the third of a 3-part series about passive house standards.

passive house, PHIUS, energy modeling, passive house standard

This is a recording of a Chicago Chapter webinar, held on March 30, 2017. This presentation will focus on environmental simulations, including shadow analysis, solar irradiation, and daylighting.

shadow analysis, solar irradiation, daylighting, environmental simulation, energy modeling, BEM, computational design

This is a recording of a NYC Chapter webinar, held on March 16, 2017, and is the second of a 3-part series about passive house standards.

passive house, PHIUS, energy modeling, passive house standard, Passive House Planning Package

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