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IBPSA 2013 Conference Papers are now online

The IBPSA 2013 Conference Papers are now online in an easily accessible format.

- 487 papers presented in 295 sessions, and 192 posters.

An absolute treasure trove, and it’s hard to believe it’s at no cost..

For example, sessions included :-

ND – New developments in simulation
DP – Influence of simulation on the design process
SR – Simulation vs reality
CS – Case studies: exemplary buildings
VC – Validation, calibration, and uncertainty
HB – Human behavior
BP-5 – Building physics: airflow
BP-6 – Building physics: envelope

Abstracts now due – 2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference

ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference:

Subject: 2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference — Abstracts due Nov. 4

Reminder –

The 2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference will be held September 10 – 12, 2014 in Atlanta, GA.   The conference merges the IBPSA-USA SimBuild and ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conferences.

There are two ways to participate –
* Reviewed and published papers.  400 word abstracts are due Nov. 4, 2013.
* Non-paper presentations.  A call for presentation proposals will be issued shortly.

For details and abstract submission procedures, see .

Proposed Q&A site for energy modelers, architects, LEED AP, mechanical engineers, building scientists, and researchers

Here is a group looking to create a website that we can all use to improve our contact/communication and sharing of Building Simulation – what do you think?

Here is a link to the site:

Voting on questions is how the simulation community prove to the people hosting the site that our community has a well defined topic and scope to warrant a site specifically for questions about “Building Performance Simulation & Analysis”.

Interested in your thoughts!

DOE Launches U.S. Buildings Database

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched the Buildings Performance Database, the largest free, publicly available database of residential and commercial building energy performance information. The database will allow users to access energy performance data and perform statistical analyses on more than 60,000 commercial and residential buildings across the U.S. New records will be added regularly. The database includes the buildings’ location; age; size and function; electricity and fuel consumption; equipment information and operational characteristics. The data can be used to compare performance trends among similar buildings, identify and prioritize cost-saving energy efficiency improvements, and assess the range of likely savings from these improvements.

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IBPSA’s First Book!

IBPSA BookNewly published, IBPSA’s first book “Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation” with contributions from 21 expert co-authors, this 536 pages book provides a unique and comprehensive overview of building performance simulation.
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Early Registration BS 2013

The organisers of BS2013 are delighted to announce that 493 papers have been accepted for this year’s conference in Chambéry (26 – 28 August 2013).

Please note that the opportunity for Early Registration will end on June 30 so please register before this date, as this is the cut off point for the special reduced/ low fee.  The organisers will not be able to offer the special rate after this date.

Website for BS 2013 -

IBPSA News Vol 23 No 1 Available

The IBPSA News Volume 23 No 1 is now available at

Features include: Update about Building Simulation 2013 (including program and keynote speeches); an introduction to Stack exchange – a proposal for a supplement to the BLDG-SIM list and an interview with its creators; part 2 of the feature article and interview with Hugo Hens, continuing the discussion about the limitations of Heat, Air and Moisture (HAM) modelling and problems encountered in practice; and many other recent and future activities of IBPSA Regional Affiliates.