ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA are convening this conference to improve the industry’s ability to accurately model building performance. The conference merges the IBPSA-USA SimBuild and ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conferences. The focus is on making better decisions through the application of simulation and modeling over the entire building life cycle from the earliest concept through operation and maintenance.
The conference brings together the building energy analysis and performance simulation community for three days of discussion, seminars, and short courses. Modelers, software developers, owners, and researchers will address the practices of energy modeling and building performance simulation using existing simulation tools, software development, and future simulation research and applications.
The theme of the conference is "BIM, BEM and SIM – Integrated Building Design and Modeling."
Call For Papers
The conference seeks papers on topics addressing the integration and interoperability of analytic modeling tools (BEM and SIM) with physical modeling tools (BIM). In addition, papers are sought describing workarounds, case studies, how to's, challenges, barriers, and cloud based solutions. See the list of topics on the “Conference Topics“ tab below.
Abstracts (400 or less words in length) are due November 4, 2013. If accepted, papers are due March 3, 2014. The conference papers will be a maximum of 8 pages in length.
The conference will feature a call for presenters, keynote speakers, and other invited speakers from around the world.
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