IBPSA-USA August 2020 Newsletter

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August 2020 Newsletter
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*Get Your Nominations in Now for the 2020 IBPSA-USA Awards!*

IBPSA-USA awards are presented every two years at the IBPSA-USA SimBuild
conference. This year's conference is being held online, September 29 -
October 1, 2020
Awards will be presented online during the live session on October 1, 2020.
Click the link below to learn more about the four award categories, and how
to submit your nominations. *Deadline is September 5, 2020.*

Learn more and submit your nominations.

*BEM Jeopardy, A Big Winner!*

The semiannual meeting of IBPSA-USA was held online July 29, 2020 across
three time zones. The event featured short introductions followed by a
rousing game of online Jeopardy. Game moderators included students from
Georgia Tech and our own IBPSA-USA President Dru Crawley. Learn more and
see photos!

Read More.

*IBPSA-USA Building Data Exchange Committee Survey - Get Your Responses in

In this survey, the term data model refers to any electronic method used to
convey or store information that is used in the design, analysis, and
operational performance of buildings. This can include schemas, files,
spreadsheets, etc. either developed by the user themselves or by third
parties. *Survey Closes August 31st.*

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*Ask a Modeler: What are Some New or Creative Sources of Hard-to-Get Data?*

This month Rhys Goldstein, Principal Research Scientist at Autodesk
Research, replies: *"Dear Playing, I?m happy to suggest a few 'creative'
sources of data for you to play with. You?ll have to judge whether they?re
appropriate for your work! Let?s start with occupancy schedules. Suppose we
want to derive them from the behavioral patterns that occur in an existing

Read More.


*Sponsored Content: Conceptual Energy Modeling for Architects,A Case Study
in Decarbonization*

The Iris at San Ysidro project comprises 100 units of multi-family
affordable housing located in San Diego, California. In this case study,
Tim Kohut, AIA, Director of Sustainable Design at NCORE, demonstrates how
to use conceptual energy modeling from the earliest project stages to
deliver high-performance, affordable and climate-conscious building design.

*Read More.*

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Research Committee - BIM to BEM: ?Mission Impossible? or ?Pursuit of

IBPSA-USA Boston Chapter July Meeting

Below are just a few of the jobs available now. Browse current open
listings on our job board, and sign-up to post your own:

Researcher in Building Energy Modeling at the International Energy Research

Senior Energy Engineer at Karpman Consulting

Building Performance Analyst at The Green Engineer

Upcoming Events

*Aug. 19: Time Varying Grid Emissions Factors for Building Design
- IBPSA-USA Education Committee*

Henry Richardson from WattTime will provide an overview of different
time-varying grid emissions factors available to designers to assess
building performance, and how they should be employed to influence building
design and operation. *Approved for 1 AIA HSW Learning Unit*.

Learn More.

*Aug. 28: Smart Connected Homes and Connected Communities - IBPSA-USA
Research Committee*

In this webinar, Helia Zandi from ORNL will present a cloud-based software
framework that has been deployed in a smart neighborhood to optimize the
energy consumption of the water heaters, and HVAC systems, in a community
of occupied residential buildings.

Learn More.

*Sept.29-Oct.1: 2020 Building Performance Analysis & SimBuild Virtual

ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA will jointly host the annual Building Performance
Analysis Conference & SimBuild for 2020 in a virtual environment. The focus
of the virtual conference will be to improve the decision making process
through the application of simulation and modeling over the entire building
life cycle.

Learn More & Register.

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