IBPSA makes three awards for outstanding work in the building performance simulation field. These awards are made on a biennial basis at each Building Simulation Conference, providing there is a qualified candidate. The three categories awarded are:
(1) IBPSA Distinguished Achievement Award
This award, formerly named the IBPSA Award for Distinguished Service to Building Simulation, recognizes an individual who has a distinguished record of contributions to the field of building performance simulation, over a long period. The award consists of a certificate and $500 (US). Awarded biennially.
(2) IBPSA Outstanding Young Contributor Award
This award recognizes an individual at the beginning of their career who has demonstrated potential for significant contributions to the field of building performance simulation. The award consists of a certificate and $500 (US). Awarded biennially.
(3) IBPSA Innovative Application Award
This award, formerly named the IBPSA Award for Distinguished Practice, recognizes an individual, group or firm, who has made a significant contribution to the effective application and/or advancement of building performance simulation in practice. The award may be given for a unique or noteworthy use of simulation in practice; development of simulation software or supporting software that has had a significant impact on industry practice; or other contribution that has advanced building performance simulation in practice. The award consists of a certificate and $US500. Awarded biennially.
In addition, IBPSA recognizes members who have attained distinction in the field of building performance simulation with the grade of Fellow. Information on nominations for the grade of Fellow may be found here.
IBPSA Student Travel Awards
For information on Student Travel Awards see here.
Nominations for awards MUST be made by an INDEPENDENT third party.
Nominations for the Distinguished Achievement Award should include a brief CV which gives the history of involvement with building performance simulation, publications etc., and a summary of the nominee’s specific contribution to the field of building performance simulation – e.g. in the development/ contribution to development of building performance simulation tools or in furthering knowledge in the field of application of building performance simulation, etc.
Nominations for the IBPSA Outstanding Young Contributor Award should include a brief CV, which gives a summary of the individual’s contributions to the field of building performance simulation, their publications etc., and an assessment of the potential for future contributions arising from the individual.
Nominations for the Innovative Application Award should be accompanied by a summary of the individual’s, group’s or firm’s contributions to the field of building performance simulation in practice and an assessment of the significance of these contributions.
Nominations must be submitted via email to the Chair of the Awards and Fellows Committee, Cheol-Soo Park, at email@example.com.
The deadline for nominations is 30 November 2016. We would like as many nominations as possible, so please contact Cheol-Soo Park to discuss a possible nomination if required.
Recent Past Recipients of these awards are:
IBPSA Distinguished Achievement Award
|1991||Gint Mitalas (Canada)|
|1993||Tamami (Tom) Kusuda (USA)|
|1995||George Walton (USA)|
|1997||Jean Le Brun (Belgium)|
|1999||Joe Clarke (U.K.)|
|2001||Ed Sowell (USA)|
|2003||Curt Pedersen (USA)|
|2005||Fred Winkelmann (USA)|
|2007||Yi Jiang (China)|
|2009||Terence J Williamson (Australia)|
|2011||Tom Maver (U.K.)|
|2013||Qinyan Chen (USA)|
|2015||Godfried Augenbroe (USA)|
IBPSA Outstanding Young Contributor Award
|1991||Jeffrey Spitler (USA)|
|1993||James Braun (USA)|
|1995||Jean-Michel Nataf (France)|
|1997||Veronica Soebarto (Indonesia)|
|1999||Martin Moeck (USA)|
|2001||Ian Beausoleil-Morrison (Canada)|
|2003||Pieter de Wilde (Netherlands)|
|2005||Michael Wetter (USA)|
|2007||Michaël Kummert (U.K.)|
|2009||Denis Bourgeois (Canada)|
|2011||Kristina Orehounig (Austria)|
|2013||Yeonsook Heo (USA)|
|2015||Ruben Baetens (Belgium)|
IBPSA Innovative Application Award
|2003||Michael Holmes – Arup (U.K.)|
|2005||No award made|
|2007||Enermodal Engineering Ltd. (Canada)|
|2009||No award made|
|2011||No award made|
|2013||No award made|
|2015||Jason Glazer – GARD Analytics (USA)|
Travel to IBPSA Conferences can be an expensive business – especially for students. In order to assist as many students as possible to participate in BS 2017 in San Francisco, USA, IBPSA will grant a number of travel awards of up to 1000USD to students presenting papers. The number of places is limited to a maximum of 5 grants and as a result is highly competitive.
The selection committee bases its decisions upon the following selection criteria:
- need for financial assistance, evidenced in a letter of recommendation from the student’s supervisor/ advisor of studies (must be on university letterhead);
- overall quality of the paper;
- relevance of contribution to the field of and/or furthering the effective application of building simulation.
To be eligible, the student must be:
- enrolled in a graduate programme related to building simulation at the time of the conference; AND
- the thesis project must be directly related to building simulation.
Applications MUST be supported by a letter of recommendation from the student’s supervisor/ advisor / director of studies.
Applications for the award must be made by 15 January, 2017 (same date as the deadline for full paper submission) via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject heading of the e-mail should be “Student Travel Award” followed by the name of the student.
The e-mail application must include the following:
- The student’s name;
- The name of the programme, department, faculty, and university;
- The title of the PhD or Master’s research;
- The name of the student’s supervisor(s)/ advisor(s);
- The faculty recommendation letter on university letterhead in PDF format.
The selection committee will base its decision upon a review of the letters of support and the final manuscripts. Therefore, to be eligible the student MUST submit the paper by 15 January, 2017.
IBPSA would like as many nominations as possible, so please contact the chair of the Awards and Fellows Committee, Cheol-Soo Park, via email@example.com to discuss a possible nomination if required.
Payment will be made either to the academic department before the conference or directly to the student at the conference.