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.
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.
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 – http://www.bs2013.fr/