The Simulation Guidelines project plans to produce a comprehensive guide to how to good, commercial quality simulations, and is being put together under the auspices of the AIRAH ESD Special Technical Group. Dr Paul Bannister, IBPSA Australasia President, is the managing author for the project.

The project is now moving forward – we have a large group of volunteer contributing authors for chapters covering the full range of the Guidelines document, and we have held the first Steering Group meeting, with attendance from NABERS, the GBCA, the ABCB and simulation users. The next phase is of course the hard bit – writing materials – which is expected to take 6 months before we have a full set of initial drafts. There’s still scope for more people to provide authorship input, so if you are interested, email to register your interest. We’ll also be seeking industry input on drafts at various stages, so there will be opportunities to provide review input later in the project.

Registration & Conference Dinner

Registration is now open and can be accessed through the conference website (see link below). Full registration includes conference attendance, book of abstracts, downloadable copy of full book of proceedings, lunches, coffee/tea, welcome reception, and Conference dinner and tour at the Adelaide Oval.

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to have Ms Lisa Heschong (founding Principle of Heschong Mahone Group (HMG)) and Professor Richard de Dear (University of Sydney) as Keynote Speakers at the conference. More information about the Keynote Speakers can be found on the conference website.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are still open through until March 28th 2016. This is the final week to submit your abstract!

Workshop Expressions of Interest

If there is sufficient interest, the conference will also feature a series of workshops, including IEQ monitoring, building performance simulation software packages, etc. Please enter your preference on the workshops at

More information

For more information about the conference, including key dates, abstract submission, registration, program, venue and accommodation please visit: Please feel free to distribute this final call for submissions to your networks.

We look forward to welcoming you in Adelaide in December 2016.

Associate Professor Veronica Soebarto
Conference Chair
School of Architecture & Built Environment
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, South Australia 5005
Phone +61 8 8313 5695

Zhengen Presentation

UpdateCopy of Dr Zhengen Ren’s Presentation here






Melbourne 22/02/16, 5.30pm (6pm start) – 8pm

Guest Speakers and Presentations
Façade Analysis: Going Completely Digital? – Mark Luther, Deakin University
Simulation of end-use energy and water consumption in Australian housing – Zhengen Ren, CSIRO
Workshop: The Proposed AIRAH DA Simulation Guidelines – Ania Hampton, Edefice

Please email to secure your space at this exciting event

A $5 entry charge at the door will be collected to cover cost of refreshments

Location: AECOM, L45 80 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000

Download flyer for more details on presentations here.

airahIn 2016 IBPSA will be working with the AIRAH ESD Special Technical Group to produce a publication on how to do good simulations.  This ambitious project is led by Dr Paul Bannister, IBPSA Australasian President, and is intended to produce a comprehensive reference handbook for undertaking best practice simulations that accurately represent building design and operation.  The Guidelines will be written based on methods not simulation packages, an so will be universal across all simulation packages.  The intention is that the Guidelines will become an AIRAH “DA Guide” making them an  significant and long-term contribution to the Australian industry.  Furthermore, Dr Bannister will be coordinating with IBPSA World on how the guidelines can feed into international initiatives for simulation guidance and education.  Interested parties – including those interested in helping with content should contact Paul Bannister at

The IBPSA News Volume 25 No 2 is now available at

Features include:

  • Updates on BS2015 in Hyderabad, India and the BS modelling competition
  • Interviews with Ruben Baetens and Roel De Coninck of KU Leuven, Belgium about OpenIDEAS and Da Nan of Tsinghua University, China about his group’s work
  • Software news about Elements, an open-source tool for creating and editing custom weather files; a new energy retrofit analysis toolkit for commercial buildings; and an occupant behaviour simulation tool amongst others
  • Global community news from IBPSA affiliates in Australasia, China, France, Korea and Switzerland
  • IBPSA related events, e.g. 12 conferences and other events for your diary.