[Bldg-sim] IBPSA-USA August 2021 Newsletter

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 August 2021 Newsletter
*Project StaSIO’s Summer 2021 Challenge is Now Open*

*Challenge #1: Daylighting and Glare*. The Challenge Topic is a broad
category, but each contribution should ask and answer a more specific
question. Individuals or project teams can contribute one or more graphics
through the online contribution forms on Project StaSIO’s ‘Contribute’
page. Each participant can make multiple contributions and each will be
considered separately for the Challenge. *Deadline is 8/27.*

Read More. <https://projectstasio.com/may-2021-challenge/>
*Call for Members: Certification Committee of IBPSA-USA*

The overarching goal of the Certification Committee is to reduce barriers
for more jurisdictions to accept models for compliance. An immediate
priority of the committee will be to review current and past efforts to
certify simulation software tools and to certify or accredit energy
modelers and reviewers. The committee seeks representation from various
stakeholder groups. *Learn more and see how you can get involved.*

Read More.
*Architecture at Zero Competition*

The American Institute of Architects, California (AIACA) announces the
launch of the tenth annual Architecture at Zero competition focused on
decarbonization, equity and resilience in building design. The annual
competition is open for entries from students and professionals worldwide.

Read More. <https://www.ibpsa.us/news/architecture-zero-competition>

See All News <http://www.ibpsa.us/news>

Upcoming Events <http://ibpsa.us/events>
*August 18: QAQC for Energy Modeling - IBPSA-USA Education Committee*

Despite their significance, quality control/assurance for energy models is
not standardized or common practice in the building performance simulation
world. This panel discussion brings together experts from the practitioner,
consumer, regulatory and academic side. The panelists will provide 5-7
minute presentations on their view of the QA/QC process and discuss further
need for improvement. There will also be time for audience questions.

Learn More.
*August 24: Introduction to loadmodeling.tool, a New Feature for Mechanical

This 60 minute presentation will introduced the new Load Modeling features
of cove.tool. The newly released functionality enables mechanical engineers
to transition from early-stage optimization studies to building load and
system sizing analysis without the need to change software.

Learn More.
*August 24: Guidelines and Projects for Building Data Exchange Integrity*

IBPSA-USA's Building Data Exchange subcommittee is hosting a webinar that
will present the use case of ASHRAE Guideline 20, the use of Schematron for
schema validation specifically focused on its use in BuildingSync, and a
new development of a Schema Server to better enable transforming and
exchanging building data between API-based applications.

Learn More.
*August 26: A Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Framework for Building
Applications - IBPSA-USA Research Committee*

This webinar presents a novel semantic representation and reasoning
framework for use in enhancing emerging building applications such as fault
detection and diagnostics (FDD), and commissioning (Cx). This framework
will enable the semantic integration of heterogeneous data from domains
such as occupancy, lighting, equipment, and utility for planning,
operation, and management purposes.

Learn More.
*September 16: Early stage to Compliance Modeling - Creating an Efficient

This 60 minute session, hosted by IBPSA-USA and cove.tool, uses a project
case study to showcase efficient workflows that reduce energy modeling time
from 250 hours to 10 hours per project, while creating a smooth transitions
over the various design phases.

Learn More.
*September 30: IBPSA Project 1 - New Generation Computing Tools for
Building and District Energy Systems*

This Research Committee of IBPSA-USA presentation gives an overview of
IBPSA Project 1. It explains work done on the Modelica IBPSA Library and
other Modelica libraries that implement the library as their core
repository of models. Next, case studies and related projects for building
and district energy system design are presented that illustrate the
capabilities enabled through this technology.

Learn More.
*October 5: Advancements in Building Data Exchange with IFC and Semantic
Web Technologies*

IBPSA-USA's Building Data Exchange subcommittee is hosting a webinar
related to the advancements on various building data exchange formats. The
webinar will present a quick primer on semantic web technologies such as
RDF, as well as the use cases and advances on various schemas including
buildingSMART, BRICK, and ASHRAE Standard 223P on interoperability.

Learn More.
*October 28: Large Scale Modeling of Wind Comfort and Safety Using
‘Pedestrian Comfort Analysis’ App*

With the advent of powerful cloud computing, a new ‘Pedestrian Comfort
Analysis’ application has been developed by simulationHub that performs the
CFD simulations on the cloud and provides comfort and safety plots for
large-scale models within hours. Through introduction and case study, this
Research Committee of IBPSA-USA session illustrates the ‘Pedestrian Comfort
Analysis’ app to assess pedestrian wind comfort and safety across urban
building design.

Learn More.

Other Events:
*August 18: Automated Energy Analysis in the Early Stage of Design - AIA
East Bay*

Design strategies to save energy are encouraged to be applied in the early
stage of design because construction costs become significantly expensive
when the change is implemented later in the design process. This
presentation discusses that a series of energy simulation needs to be
studied in the early stage of design in order to achieve the optimal energy
efficient performance.

Learn More.
*August 25: Automated 2D Heat Transfer using Grasshopper - BSUG Event*

The predominant tool for 2D heat transfer analysis is THERM which has a
toilsome interface for drafting and post-processing façade details. The
proposed interoperable algorithmic modeling (IAM) workflow utilizes the
friendly drafting environment in Rhino as inputs to a Grasshopper (GH) file
that utilizes open source Ladybug Tools to set up, simulate and
post-process unique customizable heat transfer results.

Learn More.
*Sept. 13-16: NetZero 2021*

The Net Zero Conference is back! Join leaders in sustainability for
Verdical Group's 8th annual conference and expo—the largest in the world
dedicated to net zero, decarbonization, and climate resilience. *We're
proud to be partnering with NetZero 2021, and our members save 15% by using
our discount code!*

Learn More. <https://www.ibpsa.us/net-zero-2021>



Karpman Consulting offers a coordinated curriculum of eQUEST energy
modeling training, designed to help students master the marketable skill.

We take a hands-on approach to energy modeling training. Most trainings
feature extensive modeling exercises where attendees practice applying the
theoretical concepts covered during the class.
Learn More.
Committees and Working Groups
We encourage all members to participate in our BEM Community. Our wide
array of Committees offer members the opportunity to participate in
important work, meeting new friends and feel great about moving our
industry forward. All committee meetings are open and we encourage everyone
to drop in anytime.

*See our meeting calendar for all upcoming meeting dates and times.*

   - Research <https://www.ibpsa.us/committees-and-working-groups#Research>
   - Education
   - Communications
   - Finance and Development
   - Building Data Exchange
   - Chapters <https://www.ibpsa.us/committees-and-working-groups#Chapters>

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

End-Use Load Profiles for the U.S. Building Stock: Residential Stock Model
Calibration and Validation

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/>

Energy Modeler at Bright Power <https://jobs.ibpsa.us/job/energy-modeler-3>

Research Mechanical Engineer at cove.tool

Sr. R&D Staff Member - Integrated Building Performance at Oak Ridge
National Lab
Thank you to our sponsors for their continued support!
Become an IBPSA-USA sponsor. <https://www.ibpsa.us/become-sponsor>See all
of our sponsors. <https://www.ibpsa.us/our-sponsors>

<https://www.designbuilder.co.uk/>    <https://www.trane.com/>

  <https://www.edsltas.com/>    <http://www.iesve.com/>

  <https://www.group14eng.com/>    <https://www.cove.tools/>
<https://www.sketchup.com/> <http://www.atelierten.com/>
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