ATLANTA â€“ 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.
â€śThe 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,â€ť Dennis Knight, conference chair, said.
With a goal to address the lifecycle of buildings, the overall theme for the conference is â€śUsing 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.
â€śThe 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,â€ť 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
â€˘ The DeeBees
â€˘ The EUI Evangelists (TEE)
â€˘ The BEM Bang Theory
â€˘ Energy Derailment
â€˘ Insane Energy Savers
â€˘ Outpatient Zero
â€˘ Quest for Zero
â€˘ Newbie Energizers â€“ Patrick McLaughlin
For more information about the modeling challenge requirements please visit https://www.ashrae.org/membership--conferences/conferences/ashrae-conferences/2016-ashrae-lowdown-showdown
Invited speakers and keynote speakers will be announced soon.
For future updates, continue to visit www.ashrae.org/simbuild2016.