[Bldg-sim] Help design a survey for modelers

chris.malcolm.yates at gmail.com chris.malcolm.yates at gmail.com
Sat Dec 16 14:09:01 PST 2023

Hi Jason,


I'm not sure whether I can commit to helping, but I think the outcome of
such a survey will be very insightful. Keep me posted and I'll help if I


There is a lot of diversity in how simulation is applied depending on where
you are in the world. It will be interesting to see how the eco-system has
evolved in the last 10-15 years.


Speaking from my own narrow experience, many that I know use tools and
possess skillsets with applications well beyond their day jobs. For example,
my day job is 90% certification which is boring, but makes reasonable money.
There are initiatives toward more meaningful use of simulation, but these
tend to be in the minority and the work carries more risk than certification
(commercial, technical, and professional).


There have been some major changes since your 2010 survey. BIM has grown,
but seems yet to bring about the changes it's promised. AI is a new "big"
thing and average users may be more aware of coding now.






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Hi Jason, 


Recently I conducted a survey that was similar to what you are asking for
such as the simulation tools, and metrics used throughout the building


However, the survey I have conducted has more focus on anthropogenic heat
emission from the building compared to energy consumption. I have recently
presented the paper last week at IC2UHI and should be available online very


You can find a copy of the paper attached. 






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I recently came across a reference in a paper to a survey we 
conducted in 2010 on building simulation and programming


at the time, I was very interested in encouraging modelers 
that knew how to program to get involved in open source 
projects related to building energy modeling. Here is the 
original message:


No, the link to the survey doesn't work anymore :-)

While I'm still interested in the intersection of modeling 
and programming, I'm also interested in finding out how 
often modeling is used throughout the building lifecycle, 
what kind of measures are used, what metrics are used, and 
the resources modelers use. Of course, limiting the number 
of questions is important to encourage as many responses as 

If you would like to help out in designing the survey please 
let me know.



Jason Glazer, P.E., BEMP, GARD Analytics, 90.1 ECB chair
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