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, Monday, July 18th, 2016 @ 3:16pm
Dear IBPSA-Seattle Members
This email is to inform you about the Connected Buildings Challenge (CBC), that is being led by the Pacific Northwest National laboratory (PNNL) for the US Department of Energy (DOE) in partnership with leading industry entities.
Connected Buildings Challenge focuses on solutions addressing barriers of connected buildings using PNNL’s open source software platform VOLTTRON. CBC has selected 5 finalists for the ongoing challenge and would like to extend an invitation to you to attend the demo of the current Connected Buildings Challenge in Seattle, on August 3rd 2016, at the Smart Buildings Center (SBC), Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Ave. S., Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98144 · 206-538-0685. This is a free event. Space is limited - so register nowif you are interested.
A few weeks ago I mentioned the Mt. Everest Nepal Biogas project I'm volunteering with. I've attached a basic flier of information about the project. We are working with Architects Without Borders and they have helped prepare a SketchUp model. I started an Open Studio model but not yet finished it.
We are in need of Energy Modeling and Mechanical engineering design support. Would it be possible to announce this volunteer opportunity to the IBPSA group?
E-mail sent by Supriya Goel, Monday, April 13th, 2015 @ 5:19pm
Dear IBPSA Seattle Members,
The City of Seattle is working with PNNL on a research project that looks into the role energy modeling plays in advancing client goals, such as: Does the modeling process result in better daylight and views, or perhaps elimination of unwanted systems? Does it encourage early adoption of higher performing technologies?
For this purpose, the City of Seattle would appreciate any assistance that IBPSA Seattle members can provide.
As an initial step, it would help if members could provide a couple dozen real-world examples of energy modeling results, particularly where the project involves significant variance from the prescriptive code.
Only the summary sheets of energy modeling analysis are required, and, where available, the sensitivity analyses results. The data can be scrubbed of any client or project identification where anonymity is preferred.
If the modeler's contact information were attached, it would allow the researchers to call if they had any specific questions, although this information is not required.