IBPSA-USA Awards 2018

Every two years IBPSA-USA recognizes leaders in our field with awards presented at the SimBuild conference. This year's conference is being held in Chicago, September 26-28, 2018. Nominations for the 2018 IBPSA-USA awards are due by August 1. Please consider making a nomination for one or more of the following awards. If you have any questions please contact us at ops@ibpsa.us.

  • Distinguished Achievement Award. This award recognizes an individual who has a distinguished record of contributions to the field of building performance simulation, over a long period.

  • Outstanding Practice Award. This award recognizes an individual, group or firm who has made significant contributions to the effective application and/or advancement of building simulation in practice.

  • Emerging Contributor Award. This award recognizes an individual at the beginning of their career who has demonstrated potential for significant contributions to the field of building simulation.

  • Outstanding Service Award. This award recognizes one or more individuals, groups or firms who have provided outstanding leadership in the promotion of building simulation through research, education or practice.

See past award winners here

 

Nomination Guidelines

These guidelines are for all awards categories.

  1. Nominees must be a member of IBPSA-USA.

  2. Nominations for awards must be made by a third party.

  3. Nominations must be received no later than August 1, 2018.

 

AWARD DETAILS:

 

IBPSA-USA Award for Distinguished Achievement in Building Simulation

This award recognizes an individual who has a distinguished record of contributions to the field of building performance simulation, over a long period.

Considerations:

  • Influence and impact

  • Innovation

  • Quality of contributions

  • Quantity of contributions

Typical types of contributions:

  • Research and development of models and methods

  • Software development

  • Policy development

  • Development of reference and educational material

  • Participation in industry societies

  • Teaching

Nominees are not expected to have made contributions in all areas.

Click to submit your nomination for the Achievement Award

IBPSA-USA Outstanding Practice Award

This award recognizes an individual, group or firm, who has made significant contributions to the effective application and/or advancement of building simulation in practice.

Considerations:

  • Contribution to software development/improvement

  • Contribution through sharing knowledge: presentations, papers, sharing of experience

  • Bridging gap between academia and industry

  • Innovative and influential projects

  • Expanding use of simulation in building industry

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Novel applications of simulation

  • Length of time of contribution

  • Participation in IBPSA-USA

Nominees are not expected to have made contributions in all areas.

Click to submit your nomination for the Outstanding Practice Award

IBPSA-USA Emerging Contributor Award

This award recognizes an individual at the beginning of their career who has demonstrated potential for significant contributions to the field of building simulation.

Considerations:

  • Innovation

  • Quality of contributions

Typical types of contributions:

  • Research and development of models and methods

  • Software development

  • Policy development

  • Development of reference and educational material

  • Novel applications of simulation

  • Participation in industry societies

Nominees are not expected to have made contributions in all areas

Click to submit your nomination for Outstanding Emerging Contributor

IBPSA-USA Outstanding Service Award

This award recognizes one or more individuals, groups or firms who have provided outstanding leadership in the promotion of building simulation through research, education or practice.

Consideration:

  • Promotion of simulation

  • Service to IBPSA-USA, including conference organization

  • Mentoring of emerging contributors

  • Outstanding teaching and course development

  • Linking research and practice

  • Policy development

Nominees are not expected to have made contributions in all areas.

Click to submit your nomination for the Outstanding Service Award