eSim 2012: Extention for submissions

3 posts / 0 new
Last post

In response to several requests, we are extending the deadline to submit
abstracts to eSim 2012. You may continue to submit abstracts up to
Midnight, Wednesday September 28.

Please submit your abstracts online at

The submission tool will close at 12:00 AM Atlantic Standard Time
(UTC-5) on September 29.

We look forward to seeing you in Halifax next may.

Conference Chairs:

Dr. Lukas Swan, Dalhousie University
Dr. Richard Kroeker, Dalhousie University

Chair of the Scientific Committee:
Alex Ferguson, Natural Resources Canada ( Alex.Ferguson at


This call for abstracts is also posted online at

eSim 2012 - Call For Abstracts

Next year, design professionals, academic researchers and students will
convene in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to discuss advances, challenges and
applications in building performance simulation. On May 2 and 3, 2012,
Dalhousie University will host the 7th biennial IBPSA-Canada conference
at the historic Pier-21 Museum on the Halifax Waterfront.

eSim 2012 will also coincide with the first annual meeting of the
recently announced NSERC Smart Net-Zero Energy Buildings Strategic
Research Network (SNEBRN). The themes of the conference, as well as
pre- and post-conference workshops, will relate closely to the network
research priorities.

We invite you to submit original research on the development and
application of building performance simulation as it relates to building
energy use, environmental impacts and occupant well-being. Only original
papers related to the conference topics and not published elsewhere will
be accepted. All accepted papers accompanied by a conference
registration will be published in the conference proceedings and
presented at the conference in oral sessions. In the event that
submissions exceed the conference presentation quota, poster sessions
will be held to accommodate additional papers. Each registration
entitles the author to submit a single paper/poster. One additional
paper/poster per registration is allowed with a special fee.

Conference Themes

* Recent developments for modelling the physical processes
relevant to building performance (thermal, air flow, moisture, lighting)

* Methods and algorithms for modelling conventional and innovative
building systems (including envelope, lighting, controls, HVAC,
renewable energy and distributed generation systems)

* Methods for modelling and characterizing whole building
performance, including interactions between systems within the
building, and interactions between the building and its surrounding
neighbourhood and community

* Methods for modelling and characterizing occupant comfort and
wellbeing (including thermal comfort, acoustic performance, air-quality,
ventilation and lighting)

* Building simulation software development and quality control

* Use of building simulation tools in building design,
optimization, code compliance and incentive programs

* Use of building simulation tools in stock- and sector-modelling
studies at neighbourhood, community, municipal and national scales

* Moving simulation into practice-case studies of innovative
simulation approaches

* Validation of building simulation software

* User interface and software interoperability issues

* Architectural and engineering data visualization and animation

Abstract Requirements

The deadline for abstracts is Monday, September 26, 2011.

The abstract must be in plain text and be a maximum of 500 words.
eSim 2012 is a bilingual conference and abstracts, papers and
presentations will be accepted in either English or French. Please
submit abstracts to the eSim web site at:

At least two reviewers will be assigned by the Scientific Committee
to examine each abstract in a double-blind peer-review process.
Corresponding authors will be informed of the abstract review results by
October 17, 2011.

Conference Chairs:

Dr. Lukas Swan, Dalhousie University ( Lukas.Swan at Dal.Ca

Dr. Richard Kroeker, Dalhousie University ( Richard.Kroeker at Dal.Ca

Chair of the Scientific Committee:

Alex Ferguson, Natural Resources Canada ( Alex.Ferguson at

Ferguson, Alex's picture
Joined: 2011-10-02
Reputation: 0

Dear modelling community,

I've been trying to find a rationale to convert air tightness test results (held @ 50pa) to real life infiltration rates (@ standard conditions) for offices.

I came across an interesting publication, which provides a correlation mechanism for dwellings:

I was wondering if any of you are aware of a more relative to offices correlation?

Your advise is greatly appreciated


Ioannis Rizos

Ioannis Rizos's picture
Joined: 2011-10-02
Reputation: 0

This is from the building performance compliance pathway of my local
energy code (Seattle):

Maybe if you check out the report mentioned you can find conversion
factors for other testing pressures.

Nathan Miller, PE, LEEDRAP

Nathan Miller's picture
Joined: 2011-09-30
Reputation: 200