IBPSA-USA September 2018 Newsletter

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September 2018 Newsletter

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*Record Attendance for 2018 Event! *

There is still time to register for the 2018 Building Performance Analysis
Conference and SimBuild, which will be held September 26-28 at the Hilton
Chicago. Everyone involved in energy modeling, daylighting simulation and
CFD analysis should not miss this opportunity to learn of the latest
research and best practice.

Register Now.

*IBPSA-USA Board Nomination Period Opens*

The nomination period for the IBPSA-USA Board of Directors is now open!
IBPSA-USA holds elections every two years for members of the Board, and we
ask that members submit nominations for themselves, or others. The election
of board members will take place*January 12, 2019* at the IBPSA-USA Winter
Meeting in Atlanta.

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*President's Message - September 2018: Password Scores Stickers*

The conference starts tomorrow! Those of you attending the Building
Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild in Chicago will find yourself
with an unprecedented opportunity to score a first edition IBPSA-USA
sticker. If you?re a member of IBPSA-USA, present yourself at the IBPSA-USA
table and get a sticker!

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*Member Spotlight: Joel Neymark*

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*Joel Neymark*, professional engineer (PE) and director of J.
Neymark & Associates.

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*Wayward Award Finds Home 2 Years Later: MIT Professor Receives Belated

In 2016, *Professor Christoph Reinhart* was announced as the recipient of
IBPSA-USA's*Distinguished Achievement in Building Simulation award* during
the 2016 SimBuild conference. Unfortunately, Professor Reinhart was not
able to make it to Salt Lake City to receive the award in person. Now, over
two years later, his award plaque has made it to Cambridge. Investigations
continue into the the plaque's whereabouts during its two-year absence, but
all are happy it has found its way home.

*A Shift in BTO?s BEM Strategy: A New Future for the OpenStudio Application*

After a year-long discussion with industry stakeholders, including the
IBPSA-USA Advocacy Committee, BTO has decided to transition responsibility
for management, development, distribution, and support of the OpenStudio
Application to third parties by April 2020.

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New Videos Added:
IBPSA-USA Education On Demand
IBPSA-USA offers a growing library of educational videos and webinars, and
online access is currently*free for IBPSA-USA members*. Members who sign up
or renew before October 1, 2018 will continue to receive free access at the
current dues of $45 per year for the term of their membership, which may be
up to two years. *So sign up or renew today!*

Starting on October 1, 2018 the total cost of IBPSA-USA membership and
video access will be $100 per year. The IBPSA-USA Board of Directors
determined that the increase is necessary to help sustain this service to
the industry. They hope that you agree that this is a modest cost for a
valuable resource.

*Now Available: *

Parts 2 and 3 of a nine video series on Best Practices from Building
Simulation 2017:

Best Practices 03: Danger Zone

Best Practices 04: Views from Around the World

*Don't miss past video uploads from BS 2017*:

Best Practices 01: The Gap

Best Practices 02: Evaluation

*BIM 01: Modeling Complexity
BIM 02:
Airflow 01:
Computational Fluid Dynamics
02: Design for Natural Ventilation
03: Analysis of Natural Ventilation

*Recent Chapter Event Recordings*:

*Overview of Life Cycle Cost Analysis and demo of One Click LCA Tool - SFBA
Below are just a few of the jobs available now. Browse current open
listings on our new job board, and sign-up to post your own:

Energy Product Analyst at Katerra

Software Support Engineer at Integrated Environmental Solutions

Post Masters & Post Doc Research Associate - Building Energy Research at

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Upcoming Trainings

*Oct. 2&4: Energy Modeling Best Practices and Applications - Online
Two-Part Course*

The seminar covers the fundamentals of building energy modeling and
explains how to use modeling to guide design decisions, with an emphasis on
HVAC. Integrating modeling into the design process from the programming
stage through post-occupancy and measurements and verification will be

Register Now.

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Upcoming Events

*Sept. 27: Circadian Lighting Design with ALFA (Adaptive Lighting for
Alertness) - NY Regional Chapter Event*

The presentation will cover the basic science behind healthy lighting and
introduce attendees to ALFA, the world's first fully-spectral circadian
lighting design software.

Register Now.

*Nov. 14-16: Free Expo Pass for IBPSA-USA Members - Register Now for
Greenbuild 2018*

By attending Greenbuild, you can return to the field or office armed with
the sustainable
building and design education and discoveries that will empower your
decisions, influence your
actions, and inspire your dialogue. Register today to immerse yourself in
inspiring education and new technology. Free expo pass available.

Register Now.
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