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: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/45232/building-energy-modeling
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!
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.
It is time to consider nominations for the up-coming 2013 conference in Chambery, France. The Board of IBPSA is seeking nominations for Awards to be presented at Building Simulation 2013, IBPSA’s 13th biennial conference, in Chambery, France from August 26 to 28, 2013.
Read here for more details.
Newly 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.
gbXML test case documentation has been released for general use by BIM vendors. Click here for more information.