Mark your calendars : July 20th IBPSA Event

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*Upcoming IBPSA-USA NYC Events

IBSPA New York is honored to host Dr. Christoph Reinhart!

*Event:* Daylight & Building Performance Simulation ? From Evaluating
Performance To Suggesting New Forms

*Location:* Center for Architecture Science and Ecology

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

14 Wall Street, Floor 24,
Room 24A

New York, NY 10005

*Date & Time:* Friday, July 20th, 2012 - 6:00-7:15 PM

6:00 - 6:25 pm
**6:30 - 7:15 pm
**Daylight & Building Performance Simulation ? From Evaluating Performance
To Suggesting New Forms **
**Dr. Christoph Reinhart ? Associate Professor, MIT*

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Only individuals on the RSVP list will be granted passage at the front desk.

*Event Description*

For decades building performance simulation research and tool development
have focused on producing increasingly reliable simulation engines which
are now capable of predicting the physical performance of commonly used
building typologies and technologies. With the growing use of these tools
in practice and education, a new set of requirements is emerging. How can
we make sure that novices are using the tools accurately? Instead of ?just?
getting a performance evaluation at the end of design, how can we use
simulations to give birth to new, environmentally responsive design
solutions? How do we get owners to trust in simulation results? This
presentation will deal with a series of related projects that demonstrate
how integrated daylight and energy simulations can serve new purposes from
as acting as a form-givers for architecture to providing nuanced
cost estimations for owners at the individual building and neighborhood
*About the Speaker*

Christoph Reinhart is a recently appointed Associate Professor of Building
Technology at MIT. Before joining the MIT Architecture Department he led
the sustainable design concentration area at Harvard GSD and worked for
over a decade as a staff scientist at the National Research Council of
Canada and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Germany.
His research expertise is in sustainable building design especially
modeling lighting and energy use of buildings and neighborhoods. The design
tools developed by his group include DIVA-for-Rhino and Daysim and are used
by thousands of architecture and engineering firms in over 90 countries.
Christoph serves on the editorial board of several journals including the
IBPSA Journal of Building Performance Simulation and has authored over 100
scientific articles including three book chapters. His research has been
supported by a variety of organizations including Natural Resources Canada,
the National Science Foundation, Autodesk, and the Harvard Real Estate
Academic Initiative and has won a number of awards including the 2009 ARUP
and the 2010 Leon Gaster Prices.

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