IBPSA-USA September 2020 Newsletter

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

This year's theme is "Integrated Building Design and Analysis to Achieve
Zero Carbon." The Program

been posted and includes over 32 pre-recorded and live sessions. You can
also request breakout rooms for informal meetups here



access to live Q&A chat sessions with speakers following each session, the
2020 ASHRAE LowDown Showdown, a Virtual Networking and Sponsor Hall, and
access to conference content for 18 months.

*Nominate Your Peers Today for the 2020 IBPSA-USA Awards!*

*Nomination period closes soon.* 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.

Learn more and submit your nominations.

*Ask a Modeler: Should the Modeling Community Focus More on Existing
Buildings to Battle Climate Change?*

This month Alex Nutkiewicz, PhD Candidate at the Stanford Urban Informatics
Lab, replies: *"As many readers might agree, buildings are a critical
component of a sustainable, low-carbon future. In 2019, 28% of all primary
energy consumption (and subsequent carbon emissions) in the United States
came from our buildings..."*

Read More.

*IBPSA-USA Virtual Event: BLM and BEM Town Hall, Sept.30th*

The BLM and BEM Town Hall will focus on why Black engineers make up less
than 5% of the profession, what IBPSA-USA can do to raise Black voices,
increase Black engagement in the energy engineering profession, and to find
other ways to support the Black community.

Learn More and Register.

*CalBEM is Seeking Stakeholders from the California Design World! *

Throughout the year CalBEM

representatives collaborate on systemic solutions that advance California?s
climate action goals via building energy modeling (BEM). Join us for two
digital half-day gatherings (November 17th and November 18th) filled with
updates on the ever-changing BEM ecosystem and opportunities to have your
voice heard on topics of BEM education, workflow, and software capabilities.

Learn More and Register.

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IBPSA-USA Education On Demand
New Videos Added

IBPSA-USA Education Comm.: Time Varying Grid Emissions Factors for Building

IBPSA-USA Research Committee: Smart Connected Homes and Connected

IBPSA-USA Boston Chapter: Advances in Building Simulation Research

Upcoming Events

& Training

*Sept. 17: Indoor Air Quality Simulation Software and Application to
Aerosol Transport - IBPSA-USA Education Committee*

This two-part presentation introduces the indoor air quality modeling
software CONTAM and the web-based tool FaTIMA for modeling the Fate and
Transport of Indoor Microbiological Aerosols. These publicly available
tools are developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST). *Approved for 1 AIA HSW Learning Unit.*

Learn More.

*Sept. 22: Embodied Carbon and LCA - IBPSA-USA Boston Chapter*

Please join the Boston Chapter for a networking session over Zoom and
presentations from Irmak Turan and Aurora Jensen covering topics in
embodied carbon, life cycle analysis (LCA), and materials recycling.

Learn More.

*Sept. 24: Machine Learning for Daylighting: Predicting Long-term
Luminance Maps Using Deep Neural Networks - IBPSA-USA Research Committee*

In this Research Committee talk, we will present a novel data-driven
machine learning approach that makes annual luminance-based evaluations
more efficient and accessible. The methodology is based on predicting the
annual panoramic luminance maps from a limited number of point-in-time high
dynamic range imagery by utilizing a deep neural network (DNN).

Learn More.

*Sept. 29: Performance Based Compliance Documentation for ASHRAE 90.1
Section 11 and Appendix G - DOE Training*

This 2-hour training focuses on ASHRAE Standard 90.1 reporting requirements
applicable to performance-based projects and covers the documentation that
must be submitted to code officials and administrators of above-code

Learn More.

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