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Big Ladder Software announced that they have developed a package for the Atom text editor! For those who don't know, Atom is a free and hackable text editor from GitHub. It is hackable because anyone can develop a package in order to highlight, manipulate and perform various other tasks for a given file type while working...

A typical home or office has a staggering amount of technology on display: the refrigerator that keeps the food fresh, the thermostat that controls room temperature, the array of electronics to enable (and sometimes impede) productivity, the lights that make tasks visible at night. As this large technology base continues to grow, the number of ways that a building can...

The DOE Housing Innovation Awards recognize the nation’s leading builders who are delivering a superior homeowner experience to American homebuyers.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Building Technologies Office (BTO) announced the winners of the 2018 Zero Energy Ready Home Housing Innovation Awards in August. This year’s awards recognize 27 homes from 23...

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 Sagar Rao, Building Performance Consultant at...

Dear colleagues:

I am excited to announce that my book on Building Performance Analysis has now been published. It can be purchased from the publisher, Wiley, via the major online retailers, and of course via your local bookstore.

For information, the book is a single-authored work that presents a comprehensive and systematic overview of the subject of...

by Holt Mountcastle, RE Tech Advisors on Jun 28, 2018, and original published here on Energy.gov.

The Better Buildings Financing...

In 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy began evaluating the performance of several new light-emitting diode (LED) lighting products with claimed efficacies near or exceeding 200 lumens per Watt (lm/W). The purpose of the study was to validate the claimed efficacy, determine...

Due to the large request, the abstract submission deadline for Building Simulation 2019 has been post-poned to August, 31st 2018.

Submit your abstract now.

Three kinds of presentations are foreseen:

Research Papers, Case...
Plaques for Our Heroes

IBPSA-USA was late entering the awards game. The first plaques were presented in 2004 to Fred Winkelman and Dan Nall at the SimBuild conference in Boulder, Colorado. Since that ceremony, their peers in excellence have been recognized every two years at SimBuild gatherings. The first awards recognized outstanding achievement and outstanding...

El Big Bad served as a festive and intimate venue for the IBPSA-USA summer meeting in Houston. A full house heard Phil Haves of LBNL talk on the topic, “How Good are They? Early Results from Empirical Validation of Simulation Software.” He presented early results from comparisons between simulation results and measured loads at LBNL’s FlexLab facility. Ralph Muehliesen...

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