[Bldg-sim] IBPSA-USA November 2020 Newsletter

Steven Ayala sayala81 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 09:02:28 PST 2020

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 November 2020 Newsletter
Thank you to our sponsors for their continued support! Become an IBPSA-USA
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*The Nomination Period for the IBPSA-USA Board of Directors is Open**!*

We are now accepting applications for the annual Board of Directors
election for the 2021-2023 term. Board members serve a two year term with
staggered terms to bring fresh voices to the Board every year. There are 7
Director positions open for this election.* This year, we are also
introducing a position for a Student Director* who can directly represent
and engage with the student community, which will serve a 1-year term.
yourself or one of your peers before Dec. 1st*.


STUDENT DIRECTOR POSITION – New for 2021 – Apply Today.
*Ask a Modeler: What Possibilities are Unlocked by Doing Energy and
Environmental Simulation on the Cloud?*

This month Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari, co-founder of Ladybug Tools LLC,
replies: *"Dear Head in the Clouds, Simulation on the cloud introduces two
major opportunities: The first is scalability, which means that simulations
can be run much faster, and the second is that simulation becomes much more
accessible, which opens the gateway to better collaboration..."*

Read More.

*Sponsored Content: Submit a Model Report, Win $1,000 - IES VE User of the
Year Award*

If you have worked on any interesting modeling projects this year, submit a
300-600 word modeling report and have a chance to win a $1,000 cash prize.
Commercial and academic submissions are equally welcome. *Deadline is 18th

Read More. <https://www.iesve.com/ve-user-award>
See All News <http://www.ibpsa.us/news>
Upcoming Events <http://ibpsa.us/events> & Training
*Nov. 18: Technologies and Considerations for HVAC Systems in a Pandemic -

The pandemic has led to finding new and innovative technologies to reduce
the spread of virus indoors. ASHRAE and the CDC, among other public health
organizations, recommend a combination of air filtration  and increased
indoor ventilation for buildings.This IBPSA-USA NYC session will look at a
few technologies and discuss the energy use impact of air filtration /
increased ventilation and ways to account for the impact in energy models.

Learn More.
*Nov. 18: Building Simulation Users Group November Event: High Performance

This session will highlight several case studies of high performance
schools in the Northwest to address daylighting, natural ventilation, and
integration of mechanical systems. Each passive strategy will be addressed
in detail with regional examples and performance research.

Learn More.
*Dec. 3: URBANopt - An Open-Source Software Development Kit for Community
and Urban District Energy Modeling - IBPSA-USA Research Committee*

For the webinar we will first present an overview of the URBANopt platform.
Second, we will describe the functionality of the core SDK modules in
URBANopt and discuss the flexibility of these modules as a means of
integration with a variety of tools. Lastly, we will present the
integration of URBANopt in Ladybug Tools and describe the new Ladybug Tools
components that utilize URBANopt’s underlying analytics.

Learn More.
*Dec. 8: Performance-based Compliance for Submittal Reviewers*

DOE/PNNL/Karpman Consulting has developed the compliance form to support
ASHRAE 90.1-2016 and 2019 Energy Cost Budget and Appendix G. This 2-hour
training is targeted toward building officials, beyond code program
administrators, and others who are tasked with approval of energy modeling
submittals for performance based compliance.

Learn More.

IBPSA-USA Education On Demand
 New Videos Added <https://www.ibpsa.us/videos/all>

IBPSA-USA Research Committee: Diodes and the Death of Daylighting as an ECM

IBPSA-USA Boston Chapter October 2020 Meeting: BPAC/SimBuild 2020 Recap

Portfolio Energy Optimization: A Simulation-Based, Scalable Approach to
Evaluating Zero Carbon Commercial Building Retrofits - IBPSA-USA Denver

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:
*https://jobs.ibpsa.us/* <https://jobs.ibpsa.us/>

Applications Engineer at Rebound Technologies in Colorado

Researcher - Building Energy Modeling at International Energy Research
Centre in Ireland

Energy Analyst at RUSHING in Seattle
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