Come along to hear our three guest speakers talk about their views on the use of computational fluid dynamics in the industry and how they use CFD in their day-to-day work. Each guest will present on what they believe are the key tricks of the trade, providing case studies of where CFD can really add value both commercially and in a research environment.

Presentation topics to be announced soon!

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The Office of Environment and Heritage has opened an Expression of Interest for the refresh of the Energy Efficiency Design Review Panel for NABERS Commitment Agreements. This is a panel of experts in energy efficient building design and operation, with extensive expertise in NABERS rules. If you would like to be on this panel, please visit the Expression of Interest page to find out more on the application requirements. Applications are currently open and close at 10:00am on Thursday 20th November 2014.

bs_logo14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) is going to be held from 7-9 December 2015 at Hyderabad, India.

The details of the conference (BS-2015) are available at the conference web site

We would like to invite you  to participate in the conference by submitting papers.

Key dates for submission of abstracts are:

Abstract submission opens (through website only): 10 September, 2014

Abstract submission closes: 15 November, 2014

A great meeting was held in Melbourne, with some keen interest from people. Minutes are attached for your information, of note The meeting voted on Board Positions and returned the following results:

Paul Bannister – President
Nicki Parker – Vice President
Quentin Jackson – Membership Secretary
Kazi Hossain (OEH) – treasurer

IBPSA AGM minutes 20140714

As announced in an eMail of June 20, 2014, IBPSA will hold its ANNUAL AND SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS on the 21st day of September, 2014, at 09h00 local time at RWTH Aachen University, E.ON Energy Research Center, Campus Melaten, Mathieustrasse 10, 52074 Aachen, Germany.

Among the business before the meeting will be consideration of primary corporate documents that have been revised to conform to updated Canadian law.  These documents have been approved by the IBPSA Board of Directors; copies are attached for your review.

If you cannot attend in person, please complete and return the proxy form found below so your vote may be counted.

A Member has the right to appoint a proxy holder of his/her choice, to attend and act for the Member on the Member?s behalf at the meeting. To exercise this right, the Member may insert the name of the desired person (who may but need not be a Member) in the blank space provided.

I appoint __________________________________________ (fill in name) as my proxy to attend, act and vote for and on my behalf.

If no person is named above or the named person fails to attend the Annual and Special General Meeting of Members specified above, then I appoint Lori McElroy (IBPSA Secretary) or failing her, Charles S. Barnaby (IBPSA Vice President) as my proxy to attend, act and vote for and on my behalf.

This proxy is only valid at the at the Annual and Special General Meeting of Members specified above and at any and all adjournments thereof.

In the absence of contrary instructions, the proxy holder shall vote in favour of each of the following motions. I grant authority to the proxy holder to vote in his/her discretion in respect to any other matter not listed below.

Motion A.  That the Application for Articles of Continuance under section 211 of the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act (the ?CNCA?) (see attached) is approved.

[   ] For         [   ] Against

Motion B.  That the new General By-Law (dated July 8, 2014) that conforms to the CNCA (see attached) is confirmed.

[   ] For         [   ] Against

I hereby consent to the Members? meeting being held outside Canada, and at the location specified above.

Member name: _____________________________

Date:  ____________________________________
If left undated, this will be deemed to be dated September 19, 2014


Lori McElroy



5-7pm 21 July , Aurecon 850 Collins St, Docklands Melbourne

You will be met at ground floor and taken to meeting – please note access will be closed from 5:15pm (due to building security requirements)

The purpose of the AGM, which is the first AGM since the incorporation of the Association in Australia, will be to:

  • Elect Board Members (4 positions)
  • Establish strategic directions (what do we want out of IBPSA)
  • Establish activities for 2014-2015
  • Consider our alliances and relationships with other associations.

All IBPSA members are invited to attend and participate.  Please email if you wish to attend.

If you wish to nominate for a Board position please download the form here: IBPSA 2014 AGM – Call for Board Nominations

Dr Paul Bannister

This “Beginner’s Guide” is intended to provide basic advice on areas of simulation that are most often troublesome for beginners and experienced simulators alike, based on the experience of reviewing many simulations and simulation reports over the past 15 years. In many cases there may be other approaches to the issues discussed; however the guidance in this article is intended to provide the modeller with inspiration and insights from which they can develop the right solution for a particular model.

The paper is arranged by topics starting from geometry – which is typically the first task the modeller has to address – through to HVAC controls, which can be challenging even for experienced simulators.

Dr Paul Bannister, M.AIRAH, Energy Action (Incoporating Exergy Australia)

Download article here: 05-14-Eco-007

The 2nd Asia conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, ASim2014, will take place November 28-29, 2014 in Nagoya, Japan. ASim2014 is being organized by IBPSA-Japan. Nagoya University will host the conference. This biennial conference will provide a platform for professionals, designers, engineers and students exchanging ideas, knowledge and information about building performance simulation. The Call for Abstract is now open and the abstract submission deadline is May 26th, 2014. Please visit the conference website for further information.

IBPSA News Volume 24 No 1 is now available for free at

  • Interviews with Phil Haves and Michael Wetter;
  • Software news (new IEA Annex 66 on simulating occupant behaviour in buildings, Mr Comfy, CiMO, MOBO, and a new version of LBNL’s BCVTB)
  • Global community news from IBPSA affiliates in England, France, Italy, Korea, Netherlands & Flanders, the Nordic countries, Singapore, Switzerland and the USA
  • IBPSA related events, e.g. 18 conferences and other events for your diary.