News

Now and then we highlight one of our members and ask them to share with our community insights about themselves, their careers and the present and future state of energy simulation as they see it.

This month's Member Spotlight is Dan Weissman, AIA, Assc. IALD,...

The 2018 Department of Energy (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) Peer Review was held on April 30-May 3, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia. This sixth annual review encompassed many of BTO's active research, development, validation, and systems integration projects...

LBNL released the Modelica Buildings library 5.1.0, which is based on the Modelica IBPSA Library (https://github.com/ibpsa/modelica), and it released BuildingsPy 1.7.0 that helps automating Modelica simulations and development.

Modelica Buildings 5.1.0 adds a model for propylene glycol - water...

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...

IBPSA USA News – IES Contributed Article

With ease of use and faster simulation times at the heart of this release, IESVE 2018 brings greater capability and increased functionality that’s both in line with industry developments and in response to customer feedback. Here’s a rundown of some of its biggest new features…

A new Start-Page...

My building modeling software career came about via the confluence of technical interests and attending architecture school during the first oil crisis. I studied engineering and applied physics as an undergraduate. An interest in buildings led me to the M.Arch...

 Never a Better Time to Join

Many years ago, joining IBPSA-USA was a bit of a philanthropic act. You paid $90 each year to support an organization working to advance the practice of building performance simulation, and in return you received warm, fuzzy feelings. 

In 2015, the IBPSA-USA board reduced member dues to $45 per year. The goal, of course, was...

The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) is accepting proposals from energy modeling experts to work with RESNET staff as a consulting authority on issues concerning the consistency of RESNET accredited HERS® Rating Software Tools.

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In the United States, we are continually working toward superior energy development, grid resiliency, economic competitiveness, and technology innovation, and thus investment in students to advance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields is critical. According to the...

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $2.3 million for 16 grants to small businesses to develop building energy-efficient technologies with great potential for commercialization and job creation. These projects are funded through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which are...

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