ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2016: Building Performance Modeling Conference

Conference Deadlines

  • Presentation proposals due February 3, 2016
  • Revised papers due April 22, 2016
  • Final Manuscripts due June 10, 2016

ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA SimBuild 2016: Building Performance Modeling Conference — August 10 - 12, 2016 | Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Call for Presenters

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Conference Papers are no longer being accepted for this meeting.

ATLANTA – On August 10-12, 2016, ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA will jointly host a conference at the Salt Lake Hilton Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“The practical application of modeling buildings includes a broad range of professional services requiring an equally broad range of expertise, knowledge, skills and tools. This call for presentations addresses these practitioner needs,” Dennis Knight, conference chair, said.

With a goal to address the lifecycle of buildings, the overall theme for the conference is “Using Simulation to Improve Building Performance from Planning and Design to Construction, Operations and Retrofit."

The conference will cover two-and-a half days and will be preceded by two days of training seminars and short courses.

“The conference seeks to keep pace with advances in computing, data and automation as well as to help modelers make better decisions through the application of simulation and modeling over the entire building life cycle,” Knight said.

Held in conjunction with the SimBuild Conference is the 2016 ASHRAE LowDown Showdown which is currently underway. Participants will model a net zero or below building. The baseline building for the challenge is a 50,000 square foot, three story outpatient health care facility.

Team names include

• The DeeBees

• The EUI Evangelists (TEE)

• The BEM Bang Theory

• Energy Derailment

• Insane Energy Savers

• Outpatient Zero

• Quest for Zero

• Newbie Energizers – Patrick McLaughlin

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Invited speakers and keynote speakers will be announced soon.

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