Dear colleagues,

Please note three full-time permanent academic posts are now available at the Department of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Nottingham (United Kingdom):

Feel free to circulate to those who may be interested.

Kind Regards

Sergio Altomonte

Dr Sergio Altomonte
Associate Professor
Department of Architecture and Built Environment
University of Nottingham
T +44 (0)115 951 3170
F +44 (0)115 951 3159

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eSim Building Simulation Conference, May 1-4, 2012, Halifax, Canada They say :- ” The 2012 eSim Building Simulation Conference in Halifax, Canada is hosted by Dalhousie University and features an exciting slate of speakers, social events, workshops, and tours. Major themes include: building performance modeling, innovative technology control methods, simulations tools, and quality control approaches. We invite you to explore our new website which contains all the information . ”

The full Conference Agenda is now available here

A-1: Thermal physics in building envelopes
B-1: System design & optimization
A-2: Advanced energy storage
B-2: Residential optimization
A-3: Commercial HVAC & distribution systems
B-3: Real-world applications & performance
A-4: Heat Pumps
B-4: Case studies & policy applications
A-5: Interior & exterior building environments
B-5: Supporting building design and operation
A-6: Adaptive envelope materials
B-6: Geothermal systems


This report summarises the results of an industry survey and technical review of the NABERS scheme and rating tools facilitated by AIRAH on behalf of the NABERS stakeholder advisory committee. It collates all comments made; including specific issues industry practitioners have raised with the NABERS tools and suggested ways to fix the issue. The report also highlights strategic, technical and administrative priority issues for consideration during the NABERS strategic review.

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The new SmartMarket Report, Green BIM: How Building Information Modeling is  Contributing to Green Design and Construction provides insight into the convergence of two key trends, green building and BIM. Using BIM on green projects is still such a new practice that the industry is still trying to fully grasp its implications. This report contains market research data on how BIM is being used for green projects and what the key drivers and obstacles are to further adoption. It reveals that industry expectation is strong for striking growth in Green BIM practice within the next three years and offers a vision of the future of Green BIM gathered from green building experts and BIM technology leaders.

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