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ASHRAE Calls for Papers for Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild, Sept. 26-28, 2018 in Chicago

  • 26 Sep 2017
  • Atlanta

ASHRAE Calls for Papers for Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild, Sept. 26-28, 2018 in Chicago

Media Contact:
Allen Haynes

ATLANTA (September 26, 2017) – ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA have announced a call for papers for the 2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild, which will be held Sept. 26-28, 2018 at the Hilton Chicago.

This conference will expand on the core subject of energy modeling to include non-energy building performance analysis and simulation for professionals responsible for such work. The conference’s goal is to provide the most up-to-date resources, work flows and processes required to support improved planning, design, construction and operation of high performing buildings, that are low energy consuming, environmentally responsive and responsible, safe, secure and healthy for human occupancy.

“Building performance modeling is transforming the industry to meet the net zero and Architecture 2030 design goals, improving operational efficiency and occupant comfort,” said Krishnan Gowri, conference chair. “Incorporating an integrated approach is a method that can deliver substantial gains in terms of designing and assessing the environmental cost of buildings. This conference offers the most current tools and best practices, reducing energy use, maximizing performance, improving aspects of the design and creating a higher performing building.”

The conference seeks papers addressing the following topics:

  • Buildings and Information Technology Nexus
  • Modeling Advances
  • Early Design
  • Multiple Systems Modeling
  • Big Data
  • Health, Wellness and Comfort
  • Energy Performance and System Simulation
  • Codes, Standards and Compliance

Abstracts are due Oct. 23, 2017. Upon acceptance, papers are due Feb. 2, 2018.

The conference program will include keynote speakers, invited speaker sessions, panels, presentations and the fourth ASHRAE LowDown Showdown modeling competition.

For more information or to submit a presentation proposal, visit

This is the third co-organized conference between ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA.

IBPSA-USA is the United States regional affiliate of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). The mission of IBPSA-USA 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 in the United States. Full information can be found at

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today. More information can be found at