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Registration Opens for 2018 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild

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  • 05 Jun 2018
  • Atlanta, GA

Registration Opens for 2018 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild

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Allen Haynes

ATLANTA (June 5, 2018) – Registration is now open to attend the 2018 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild, to be held Sept. 26-28, 2018 at the Hilton Chicago. This is the third co-organized conference between ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA.

“The goal of this conference is to present the new techniques and workflows that will help researchers and practitioners make better decisions during the simulation and modeling process of an entire building life cycle,” says Krishnan Gowri, conference chair. “Our presenters will address the practices of building performance analysis, energy modeling and building performance simulation using existing simulation tools, software development and future simulation research and applications.”

The conference will feature more than 60 presentations and approximately 120 papers by leading industry practitioners and academic researchers. Some of the selected presentations include: Application of Virtual Reality for Daylighting Design; Designing for Thermal Nirvana; Metrics and Methods for Carbon-Neutral and Net-Zero Building Design; and Automated Calibration Techniques and Modeling Standards. Paper presentations include: Buildings and Information, Technology Nexus; Modeling Advances; Early Design, Multiple Systems Modeling, Big Data; Health, Wellness and Comfort; Energy Performance and System Simulation Codes; and Standards and Compliance.

The 4th Annual ASHRAE LowDown Showdown modeling competition will be held in conjunction with the conference. This year’s competition challenges teams to move beyond only achieving an energy efficient building and use their ingenuity to include elements of conference themes into their design and analysis. A record breaking 15 teams (88 participants) are registered to participate in the competition.

IBPSA-USA will host a competition in conjunction with the conference to catalyze crowd-sourced submissions to Project StaSIO (STandard Simulation Inputs and Outputs), an online repository of crowd-sourced simulation graphics and case studies organized around the recently released ASHRAE Standard 209 framework. 

Pre-conference workshops will be hosted by software companies and educators on Monday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 25. Separate registration is required.

Apply by Sept. 7 to sit for an ASHRAE Certification exam in Building Energy Modeling (BEMP) on Friday, Sept. 28 at 12:30 p.m. to take place at the headquarters hotel, the Hilton Chicago.

Learn more and register for the 2018 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild at

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