IBPSA Education Webinars

Session-1: Introduction to Building Performance Simulation

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 14h00 UTC
by Jan Hensen and Roberto Lamberts

The first webinar of the series was held on July 21, 2016 by Jan Hensen (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands) and Roberto Lamberts (Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil). The webinar provided a general view of the background and current state of building performance simulation and introduce the chapters of the book ‘Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation’.
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Session-2: The Role Of Simulation In Performance Based Building

Thursday, Sep 1, 2016, 14h00 UTC
by Godfried Augenbroe

The second webinar of the series was held on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 by, Godfried Augenbroe. He directs the PhD and MS programs in High Performance Building in the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech. His research covers topics in computational building simulation, performance based design, uncertainty and risk analysis of building energy models. During session 2, he talked about Chapter 2: The Role of Simulation in Performance Based Building.
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Session-3: Weather Data For Building Performance Simulation

Thursday, Oct 6, 2016, 09h00 PDT (US West Cost), 16h00 UTC, 21h30 IST (India)
by Charles “Chip” Barnaby and Drury B. Crawley

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The third webinar of the series is to be held jointly by Charles ‘Chip’ Barnaby and Drury B Crawley. Chip Barnaby, the President of IBPSA is a graduate from Harvard University and did his Post graduation in Architecture from University of California. Drury Crawley, Chair of Regional Affiliate Development Committee of IBPSA is a graduate from University of Tennessee and did his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Strathclyde, Scotland. He is now Fellow and Director of Building Performance at Bentley systems, Washington. The upcoming webinar will describe the weather data requirements of Building Performance Simulation (BPS) applications, how those data are represented and available data sources. They will also talk about how ongoing development of remote sensing (satellite) observations and climate modelling methods are improving data availability and quality
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Session-4: People In Building Performance Simulation

Thursday, Oct 20, 2016, 17h30 CEST (Austria), 21h00 IST (India),
08h30 PDT (US West Cost)
by Ardeshir Mahdavi

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This talk addresses various aspects of people’s presence and behaviour in buildings and their implications for buildings performance. Specifically, it discusses the related modelling approaches and their utility in simulation environments for performance-based building design and operation support.
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Session-5: Thermal Load And Energy Performance Prediction

Thursday, Nov 17, 2016, 08h00 (Central US time), 14h00 UTC, 19h30 IST (India)
by Jeffrey D. Spitler

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The fifth webinar will be presented by Jeff Spitler, Regents Professor and OG&E Energy Technology Chair of mechanical engineering at Oklahoma State University. Prof. Spitler is a fellow of ASHRAE and IBPSA, and a past president of IBPSA. This webinar will give an overview of what’s at the very heart of building simulation: simulation of the building envelope and heat transfer within individual zones.
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Session-6: Indoor Thermal Quality Performance Prediction

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017, 08h00 (Central US time), 14h00 UTC, 19h30 IST (India)
by Christoph Van Treeck and Daniel Wölki

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The webinar provides an overview on human thermoregulation, thermal sensation and comfort perception. Influence factors and performance indicators for the assessment of thermal comfort in uniform and non-uniform environments are summarized. Comfort modeling and its use within the simulation environment is discussed at diverse levels of detail. We close the topic with the development and test of a new thermophysiological model implemented in the acausal modeling language Modelica. In this regard, we introduce a new type of comfort assessment system that can be used for the real-time assessment of local thermal comfort.
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Session-7: Daylight Performance Predictions

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017, 08h00 (Eastern US time), 13h00 UTC, 18h30 IST (India)
by Christoph Reinhart

Christoph Reinhart  
This talk provides an overview of the use of computer-based daylight simulations for building and urban design. Following a review of the history of daylight calculation methods over the past 100 years, we will focus on the evolution of daylighting metrics from the daylight factor to climate-based metrics, interactive glare evaluations and emerging circadian alertness predictions. The presentation will close with a series of case studies ranging from façade detailing to urban zoning studies. Christoph Reinhart is an Associate Professor in Building Technology at MIT where he leads the Sustainable Design Lab.
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Session-8: Room Acoustics Performance Prediction

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 17h30 CET (Austria), 22h00 IST (India), 09h30 PDT (US)
by Ardeshir Mahdavi

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This webinar addresses the acoustical aspects of the built environment. Starting from the foundations of building and room acoustics, relevant performance mandates and indicators will be presented. Specifically, modelling methods and tools in the area of room acoustics will be discussed.
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Session-9: Micro-cogeneration system performance prediction

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 15h00 UTC, 17h00 CEST (EU), 20h30 IST (India),
11h00 EDT (US Eastern time)
by Ian Beausoleil-Morrison

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This webinar, which will draw from material presented in Chapter 12 of the Hensen and Lamberts book, will briefly describe micro-cogeneration technologies that could be used for concurrently producing electricity and heat within homes and then discuss some of the complexities of predicting their performance within the context of BPS tools. Models that have been developed and implemented within BPS tools will be presented, followed by a discussion of their validation and application.
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Session-10: Building simulation for practical operational optimization

Thursday, May 18, 2017
by David E. Claridge


Session-11: Building simulation in building automation systems

Thursday, June 22, 2017
by Gregor P. Henze, Christian Neumann


Session-12: Integrated resource flow modelling of the urban built environment

Thursday, Jul 20, 2017
by Darren Robinson


Session-13: Building simulation for policy support

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017
by Drury B. Crawley


Session-14: A view on future building system modeling and simulation

Thursday, Sept 21, 2017
by Michael Wetter


Session-15: Ventilation Performance Prediction

by Jelena Srebric


IBPSA conference keynote collection series

Episode-1: ‘The world needs building simulation : Are we ready?’

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016, 15h00 UTC
by Ian Beausoleil-Morrison

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​This webinar, a repeat of a keynote talk that was given at IBPSA-England’s Building Simulation and Optimization 2016 conference, makes the case for why the world needs building simulation. It then describes what we as a community need to do to rise to the challenge, and argues the need for reforming the ways in which we teach BPS.
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