Policy Statements

Policy Statements

As appropriate, IBPSA-USA establishes consensus policy positions on topics that arise within the domain of building performance simulation, where consensus is established by a vote of the Board. The policy positions that are established are then published on this page of the IBPSA-USA website.

This is a new activity for IBPSA-USA. As of May, 2012, IBPSA-USA has established one such policy position. This position is on COMNET, and is based upon a review of COMNET by an IBPSA-USA committee. IBPSA-USA's review of COMNET had been requested by one of the IBPSA-USA board members. The review occurred over a period of time via a series of web meetings that included presentations by COMNET members. As a result of that review, an IBPSA-USA Position Paper was developed and was adopted by the Board as an consensus policy statement.

You may download the IBPSA-USA Position Paper on COMNET by clicking on the link below:

IBPSA-USA Position Paper on COMNET

IBPSA-USA considers such policy statements on key topics to be an important activity and anticipates developing additional policy statements on other topics as they present themselves.

IBPSA-USA Equalities Committee Statement: 

America has always encouraged the best and the brightest from around the world to further the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The building simulation industry is no different, we have been lucky to have been at the forefront of many innovations and have members from all backgrounds contributing significantly to our success. IBPSA-USA would like to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all the members of its community and state unequivocally that all are welcome, always, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or country of origin.

 

Site Usage and Terms of Use 

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These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of IBPSA-USA‘s Website.

IBPSA-USA is located at: USA

By accessing this website or any associated web properties or service associated with this website or with IBPSA-USA including webinars, meetings, video on demand services and all other publications, we assume you accept these terms and conditions. Do not continue to use IBPSA-USA‘s website if you do not agree to accept all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and all Agreements: “Client”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person log on this website and compliant to the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and “Us”, refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of Netherlands. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

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License

Unless otherwise stated, IBPSA-USA and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on IBPSA-USA All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may access this from www.ibpsa.us for your own personal use subjected to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • Republish material from www.ibpsa.us without written consent.

  • Sell, rent or sub-license material from www.ibpsa.us

  • Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from www.ibpsa.us without consent.

  • Redistribute content from IBPSA-USA without consent.

This Agreement shall begin on the date hereof.

Parts of this website offer an opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions and information in certain areas of the website. IBPSA-USA does not filter, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their presence on the website. Comments do not reflect the views and opinions of IBPSA-USA, its agents and/or affiliates. Comments reflect the views and opinions of the person who post their views and opinions. To the extent permitted by applicable laws IBPSA-USA shall not be liable for the Comments or for any liability, damages or expenses caused and/or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website.

IBPSA-USA reserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which can be considered inappropriate, offensive or causes breach of these Terms and Conditions.

Video Content: Parts of this website offer an opportunity for users to register for and participate in recorded events both live and online. By agreeing to our terms of service you hereby grant permission to the rights of my image, likeness and sound of your voice as recorded on audio or videotape or other electronic media, without payment or any other consideration.  I understand that my image may be edited, copied, exhibited, published or distributed and waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of my image or recording.  I also understand that this material may be used in diverse commercial settings within an unrestricted geographic area. 

Photographic, audio or video recordings may be used for the following purposes:

  • training and information sharing activities.

  • commercial presentations

  • online music video platforms (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)

  • television or broadcast media distribution

 

By agreeing to the IBPSA-USA terms of service I understand this permission signifies that photographic or video recordings of me may be electronically displayed via the Internet or in the public business settings.

 

I will be consulted about the use of the photographs or video recording for any purpose other than those listed above.

 

There is no time limit on the validity of this release nor is there any geographic limitation on where these materials may be distributed.

You warrant and represent that:

  • You are entitled to post the comments and other information including verbal or recorded content on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;

  • These comments, images or recordings do not invade any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark of any third party;

  • These comments, images or recordings do not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material which is an invasion of privacy

  • These comments, images or recordings will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present unrelated commercial activities outside of those pursued by IBPSA-USA or constitute any unlawful activity.

Hyperlinking to our Content

The following organizations may link to our Website without prior written approval:

  • Government agencies;

  • Search engines;

  • News organizations;

  • Online directory distributors may link to our Website in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Websites of other listed businesses; and

  • System wide Accredited Businesses except soliciting services or activities deemed illegal or nonaligned with IBPSA-USA policies.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Website information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products and/or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

We may consider and approve other link requests from the following types of organizations:

  • commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources;

  • dot.com community sites;

  • associations or other groups representing charities or related industry partners;

  • online directory distributors;

  • internet portals;

  • accounting, law and consulting firms; and

  • educational institutions and trade associations.

We will approve link requests from these organizations if we decide that: (a) the link would not make us look unfavorably to ourselves or to our accredited businesses; (b) the organization does not have any negative records with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility of the hyperlink compensates the absence of IBPSA-USA; and (d) the link is in the context of general resource information.

These organizations may link to our home page so long as the link: (a) is not in any way deceptive; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

If you are one of the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must inform us by sending an e-mail to ops@ibpsa.us. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Website, and a list of the URLs on our site to which you would like to link. Wait 2-3 weeks for a response.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Website as follows:

  • By use of our corporate name; or

  • By use of the uniform resource locator being linked to; or

  • By use of any other description of our Website being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party’s site.

No use of IBPSA-USA’s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.

iFrames

Without prior approval and written permission, you may not create frames around our Webpages that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Website.

Content Liability

We shall not be hold responsible for any content that appears on your Website. You agree to protect and defend us against all claims that is rising on your Website. No link(s) should appear on any Website that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.

Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Website. You approve to immediately remove all links to our Website upon request. We also reserve the right to amen these terms and conditions and it’s linking policy at any time. By continuously linking to our Website, you agree to be bound to and follow these linking terms and conditions.

Removal of links from our website

If you find any link on our Website that is offensive for any reason, you are free to contact and inform us any moment. We will consider requests to remove links but we are not obligated to or so or to respond to you directly.

We do not ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we promise to ensure that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.

Disclaimer

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website. Nothing in this disclaimer will:

  • limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury;

  • limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

  • limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or

  • exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and prohibitions of liability set in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort and for breach of statutory duty.