IBPSA-USA is the United States regional affiliate of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). The mission of IBPSA-USA is to advance and promote the science of building simulation in order to improve the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of new and existing buildings in the United States.
E-mail sent by Supriya Goel, Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 @ 1:08pm
Dear IBPSA-Seattle Members
We’ve received a few questions regarding the intent of the registration fee for the E+ training as it was previously announced that the training would be free. PNNL’s sponsorship of the training, which is covering the instructor’s costs, requires that we aim for 30 attendees. The training is designed as a hands-on workshop where each attendee would be required to bring their laptop and we faced difficulties in securing a free-space which could support 30+ attendees with laptops plugged in at the same time. After evaluating many options, we decided to arrange for a space at the WSCC in collaboration with IBPSA-USA.
We hope the minimal fee is not too much of a deterrent as a 2-day workshop of this kind is usually priced over $500. We’ve opened this up exclusively to IBPSA-Seattle members at this time, in order to give first priority to our group. The training announcement will be made public On March 25th.