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With a new year upon us, exciting times are ahead as we announce that IES will be sponsoring the Practitioner Modeling Competition which is being organized by the IBPSA-USA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter as part of Building Simulation 2017! The challenge, which is open to individual practitioners or teams, provides a competitive forum for non-student members of the building simulation community and aims to encourage wider participation in the conference.

This year’s competition requires entrants to use computer simulation to design and test a laboratory building with mixed uses including labs, offices and classroom spaces located in downtown San Francisco, CA, USA. You can download the competition brief here to find out more.

Not only will the winning entrant have the opportunity to showcase their submission at the Building Simulation conference, due to take place in San Francisco between 7-9 August 2017, we are pleased to confirm that the winning entry will also receive a cash prize of USD $1,500, courtesy of IES!

If you feel like giving it a go, interested candidates are invited to register before the deadline on 6th February 2017, with completed entries then due by 31st March 2017.

So, good luck to all you prospective entrants – we look forward to seeing the winning entry at BS2017 in August!

IES at SimBuild 2012

Posted: July 31, 2012 by , Category:events

This week the good ship IES has arrived in Madison, Wisconsin for SimBuild 2012. Held biennially, Simbuild is IBPSA-USA‘s national conference that sets out to “improve the design and operation of buildings through advances in the modeling and simulation of building performance”. This is one of the first events we attended (we’ve been coming back since 2006!) when we first took our software to the US and it’s an event that has a very positive impact on the industry.

Prior to the event, which takes place on August 1st — 3rd, we are hosting a two day workshop covering the IES Virtual Environment — Advanced Building Systems Modeling: Loads, HVAC Systems, and Energy. Presenting the workshop will be our IES specialist and HVAC guru, Timothy Moore. Timothy has fourteen years experience to call upon and it’s safe to say that he knows a thing or two when it comes to simulation methods for high-performance buildings, advanced systems integration, and energy modeling.

The workshop will not be your only chance to catch up with Timothy throughout the week as he will be presenting a paper at the SimBuild technical sessions on Wednesday, August 1st at 13:30 — 14:50 (Session 3b). The paper is entitled “Approach to Dynamic Modeling of Thermally Stratified Spaces” and can be downloaded here, for those of you who are not making the trip to Wisconsin.

Following on from the paper presentation, our Project Manager Nathan Kegel will be taking part in the SimBuild Software Demos session that takes place in the University Room from 3:10 to 5:10 pm on Wednesday. This will be a good chance to see the software in action and ask any questions you may have about the Virtual Environment.

We look forward to seeing some of your throughout the week and getting involved in everything on offer at SimBuild 2012!

 

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