The AGM of IBPSA Australasia will be held 5.30-7pm on Thursday 25 October 2018 at the L1 David Norman Room at Norman, Disney & Young’s Sydney office and by phone conference.

This is also your opportunity to nominate for any of the board positions below. To do so please send 250 words supporting your reason for nomination and CV to

The purpose of the AGM will be to:

  • Review the year
  • Establish strategic directions (what do we want out of IBPSA)
  • Establish activities for 2018-2019
  • Consider our alliances and relationships with other associations
  • Vote on Board Positions – see description below:

All IBPSA members are invited to attend and participate – please RSVP to

Event Details:
Date 25 October 2018
Time 5:30pm
Venue Norman Disney & Young’s Office
L1 60 Miller Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060, Australia

Dial in details: To be provided upon RSVP

TOPIC: Project Case Studies in Daylighting and CFD, sponsored by WSP

5:30 pm to 6:00 pm – Networking (food & drinks provided)
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Presentations
7:00 pm on – Networking (food & drinks provided)

FEE: Professionals: $10, Students: Free

WEBINAR: Starts at 6:00 pm. Join the meeting:

*Please be patient with if us there are audio quality issues with the webinar, we are still working out the kinks. Recordings will be posted on youtube, link to be shared after the meeting. 

CPD POINTS: To be announced


Speaker bios and talk descriptions to be added…

1. Alexandra Bogdanova – Daylighting, Steensen Varming

2. Lachlan Finn – Daylighting, Atelier Ten

3. Alexander Hespe – CFD, Arup

Seminar series comes back to Sydney on two weeks! This one will be on the topic of Thermal Comfort and Energy Efficiency.

Are all artificially created indoor environments the same from comfort perspective?

Are there combinations of natural and artificial means to attain a good indoor environment specifically to minimise energy and impact on climate change?

This Seminar is approved for 2 Sustainable Development CPD points from GBCA.

Webinar Information (No registration required for the webinar):

Join the meeting:

Webinar will start at 6:00 pm

Are Energy Efficiency and Indoor Comfort Mutually Exclusive?

Guest Speakers and Presentations:
Laura’s Comfortable Experience – Ashak Nathwani, University of Sydney and Mahsan Sadeghi, Renson
Are Energy Efficiency and Indoor Comfort Mutually Exclusive? – Dennis Lee, NABERS

Event Details:
     9 August 2018
Time        5:30pm (6pm start) – 8 pm
Venue      NDY Office
Level 1, 60 Miller Street
North Sydney
Tickets    $10, Register via Eventbrite

Light refreshments will be provided, courtesy of NDY.

We are glad to announce the Building Simulation 2019 Conference, which will take place in Rome, September 2nd-4th 2019, at the Angelicum Congress Centre

Building Simulation is the premier international event in the field of building performance simulation. An exceptional opportunity to share information about simulation tools and applications, present and get updates about recent achievements and new developments in the research, illustrate case studies and share best practices, join special programs for students and practitioners, network during session and social programs.

Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission Start: May 8th, 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: July 20th, 2018
  • Abstract Acceptance Notification: September 20th, 2018

Visit the conference website.

Date: Thursday, 31 May 2018 at 5:30 PM
Location: AECOM | Collins Square, Level 10, Tower Two (727 Collins St)
5:30 pm to 6:00 pm – Networking (food & drinks provided)
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Presentations
Cost:  $10

Light refreshments will be provided, courtesy of AECOM.

Tickets: Register via Eventbright

Designing a high-speed train station in the south of France
Pablo Sepulveda, AECOM

Pablo will present on the key design challenges associated with designing a new high-speed train station in Montpelier, France. He will discuss how parametric studies in Grasshopper assisted with the design of the perforated fibre-reinforced concrete roof to minimise solar gains while preserving access to daylight. And he will talk about designing a thermal comfort system to keep indoor temperature below 26 C without air conditioning. With Masters level qualifications in Architecture and Town Planning and nine years working experience in France, Pablo is in a unique position to bridge architectural and engineering cultures. His particular areas of interest include: parametric modelling, vernacular inspired architecture, biomimicry, ‘cradle to cradle’ and ‘design for disassembly’ design.

Applying Passive House design standards in non-standard ways
Nick Mulvany, Umow Lai

The Passive House design standard is seeing exponential growth within Australia for both residential and non-residential building types. The Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is a meticulously designed Excel-based analysis tool to assess performance to the Passive House standard. Nick will discuss recent experiences in the application and use of the PHPP and supporting tools ‘DesignPH’ and THERM, as used in the design of high-end residential project. Nick is an Associate within Umow Lai’s specialist Sustainability division and a certified Passive House Consultant. He has solid technical foundations in mechanical & HVAC engineering, sustainable building principles & technologies, rating & benchmarking systems, advanced analysis tools and regulatory compliance requirements.