Sydney 13 October 2016, 5.00pm (5.30pm start) – 8pm

Guest Speakers and Presentations
HVAC Design & Performance – A Modern Approach, PC Thomas, Team Catalyst
Occupant Behaviours in Australian Residences, Jungsoo Kim, University of Sydney
Aim High: Using the NABERS Commitment Agreement to target efficient operation in new hotels, shopping centres and data centres
Erica Kenna, Energy Action

Download forum flyer here.

The AGM of IBPSA Australasia will be held at this time also, the purpose of the AGM will be to:

  • Review the year
  • Establish strategic directions (what do we want out of IBPSA)
  • Establish activities for 2016-2017
  • Consider our alliances and relationships with other associations
  • Vote on Board Positions
  • Review the Board Structure – noting current board members are:
    • President – Paul Bannister
    • Vice President – Nicki Parker
    • Membership Secretary – Quentin Jackson
    • Current open positions are:
      • Treasurer
      • Education and Development Committee Chair
      • Marketing and Promotion Committee Chair
      • Events Committee Chair
      • Plus up to 2 board members at large

Event Details:
Date        13 October 2016
Time        5:00pm (5:30pm start) – 8 pm
Venue      University of Sydney, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, 148 City Road, Darlington

Please note a $5 entry fee will be collected at the event to cover the cost of refreshments.

All IBPSA members are invited to attend and participate.  To assist with planning, please email if you are intending to come.

Dr Paul Bannister 

BSIM 2017

Call for Abstracts

One-page abstracts are sought for peer-reviewed papers to be presented at Building Simulation 2017 in San Francisco, California, August 7 – 9, 2017. This is the 15th biennial conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA).

You are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers on any aspect of building-related performance modeling and associated software techniques.

Abstract Due Date: August 10, 2016

Paper Due Date: November 30, 2016

Abstracts will be judged primarily based on scientific soundness of the applied methods and the degree to which the contribution advances the state of the art.  Authors of accepted abstracts may submit 4 – 10 page manuscripts that will be double-blind reviewed.  Papers that are accepted and presented will be published in the citable conference proceedings.

Submission details and conference information:

Non-paper oral presentations will be solicited later in 2016 — that format may be appropriate for case studies or application examples.

The mission of IBPSA is to advance and promote the science of building simulation in order to improve the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of new and existing buildings and urban developments.  The U. S. regional affiliate, IBPSA-USA, is the host of Building Simulation 2017.  More information is found at and

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.