Comissioning-Workshop-webA compelling program has been announced for the inaugural staging of AIRAH’s Commissioning Workshop, which will be held in Sydney on Thursday, September 10. Scheduled to take place at The Mint, the Workshop will feature seven speakers covering a range of subjects related to building commissioning.

AIRAH chief executive officer Phil Wilkinson, F.AIRAH, says it’s a no-brainer to have a workshop focused on commissioning.

For more information on the AIRAH Commissioning Workshop, go to

airah trainingA well-tuned car performs and saves money, so does a well-tuned building. Reduce operating and maintenance costs. OK, but you have no budget. Building tuning can get you there. But how and where do you look to ‘tune’ a building, what can you make more efficient, how much efficiency can you gain, and what are the real benefits for the owner?

Learn from our very own Paul Bannister!


  • What is tuning and why should I do it?
  • How to tell when a building needs tuning
  • Rating tools and tuning
  • Stakeholders in the tuning process
  • HVAC commissioning issues for tuning
  • HVAC control issues for tuning
  • Case studies

WA—5th Aug
Adina Apartment Hotel 33 Mounts Bay Road, Perth

Download the attached brochure here.


The AGM of IBPSA Australasia will be held 5-7pm on 13 August 2015 at L9 28 Margaret St, Sydney

The purpose of the AGM will be to:

  • Review the year
  • Establish strategic directions (what do we want out of IBPSA)
  • Establish activities for 2015-2016
  • Consider our alliances and relationships with other associations.

All IBPSA members are invited to attend and participate.  To assist with planning, please email if you are intending to come.

Dr Paul Bannister


IBPSA-England is organising the third Building Simulation and Optimization Conference (BSO2016) in Newcastle University in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. The conference will take place from 12-14th of September 2016 in the Great North Museum. The first conference in Loughborough University and the second conference in UCL, were a major success and the participants’ numbers continue to significantly rise. The weblink for the conference is

The main conference themes are :

  • Progress in simulation tools and optimization methods
  • Application of environmental and sustainability modelling to case studies
  • New directions in building environmental modelling including BIM and visualization methods
  • Progress in modelling micro-urban environments


Dr. Neveen Hamza- Newcastle University (Vice Chair IBPSA-England) 


Dr. Neveen Hamza – Newcastle University (Vice Chair IBPSA-England)
Prof. Chris Underwood – Northumbria University
Prof. Malcolm Cook – Loughborough University
Prof. Dejan Mumovic – The Bartlett, UCL, UK
Prof. Pieter De Wilde – Plymouth University (Chair of IBPSA-England)



Prof. Chris Underwood – Northumbria University



Prof. Jon Wright – Loughborough University
Prof. Malcolm Cook – Loughborough University
Prof. Pieter De Wilde – Plymouth University (Chair of IBPSA-England)
Dr. Neveen Hamza – Newcastle University (Vice Chair IBPSA-England)
Dr. Liora Malki-Epshtein – UCL

KEY Dates

1st conference announcement 1st of May 2015
2nd Conference Announcement 3rd of July 2015
Abstract  submission 1st of October 2015
Abstract review completed 11th of December 2015
Abstract review notification to authors  18th of December 2015
Full paper Submission 13th of March 2016
Paper review deadline 16th of April 2016
Paper review notification 1st of May 2016
Final paper submission 1st of June 2016
Review process completed 22nd of July 2016
Final decision to authors 30th of July 2016
Early Bird registration  15th of August to 4th of September 2016