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Artificial intelligence and data-driven modeling are becoming more prominent in the building and construction sectors. The objective of this research is to introduce Artificial Neural Network (ANN) methods to represent the physical properties of buildings. Achieving this goal will illustrate the future capacity of integrated neural networks in building performance simulations.

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Research Committee, Arinet, Convolutional Neural Networks, Annual Radiation Intensities, AI, artificial intelligence, data-driven modeling
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 session illustrates the ‘Pedestrian Comfort Analysis’ app to assess pedestrian wind comfort and safety across urban building design.

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weather data, CFD, pedestrian safety, pedestrian comfort, Wind Comfort, app, large scale modeling
IBPSA Project 1 develops open-source software that builds the basis of next generation computing tools for the design and operation of building and district energy and control systems. Conducted from 2017 to 2022, it is joined by 29 institutes and extends work previously conducted under IEA EBC Annex 60.

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IBPSA, Project 1, computing tools, building energy systems, district energy systems, IFC, data modeling, building performance, Modelica, CityGML
This webinar is targeted toward energy modelers, energy auditors, engineers, architects, software vendors, and generally anyone who is interested in learning about Building Information Modeling (BIM) to Building Energy Modeling (BEM) workflows utilizing gbXML and the new gbXML validator.

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gbXML, Validator, workflows
The IBPSA-USA Education Committee is hosting a 2-part webinar series on future-looking emission factors with industry experts. The September webinar provides an introduction to the different types of future-looking emission factors that are available and presentations about the development process.

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carbon emissions, emissions, building performance modeling, Decarbonization
Thinking about submitting an abstract for ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild? Attend this webinar on best practices for writing abstracts to get tips and information from Joe Kider.

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abstracts, research paper, BPAC, SimBuild

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BS2017, building simulation 2017, building design, net zero energy, resilient design, air supply distribution, building energy modeling, BEM

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BS2017, building simulation 2017, building design, Net Zero, net zero energy, passive house standard, thermal energy

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thermal comfort, PPV, PMV, Predicted Mean Vote, Predicted Percentage of Dissatisfied, energy modeling, BEM, Indoor Thermal Quality Performance Prediction

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BS2017, building simulation 2017, advanced building controls, EnergyPlus, VOLTTRON, heat pumps, Automated Fault Detection and Diagnostic, AFDD, Building Automation Hardware, building energy management

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BS2017, building simulation 2017, adaptive controls, Zone Level Occupancy Characteristics, Monitoring Analysis, Numerical Model Calibration, building energy systems

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BS2017, building simulation 2017, calibration, CO2 Sensors, Simulation-Based Occupancy Estimation, high performance building design, building energy models, Bayesian Calibration
Research into the next generation of simulation tools and techniques is being carried out at universities, but much of this information is not transferred to the practitioners. For this SimClub event, graduate students from the University of Colorado-Boulder and the Colorado School of Mines will give short summaries of their current research projects.

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energy storage, denverchapter, COVID-19, building simulation, ventilation, control sequences, load scheduling, BEM, building energy modeling
In this presentation, Alejandra and Kimberly will give an insight into the correspondence of building simulation and energy modeling with Net Zero Boston Zoning Policy and Mass Save C&I New Construction programming respectively.

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NZE, net zero energy, building performance simulation, building performance modeling, building energy modeling, BEM,
This presentation will start with an overview of what the City and County of Denver is working on this year to develop a building performance policy for the City with the Energize Denver Task Force and a 2021 code update. Group14 will expand on the initiatives focused on existing buildings including benchmarking, efficiency, and electrification. Group14 will also discuss the new construction elements of energy modeling for net zero energy.

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existing building stock, climate action, building performance, Denver Chapter, greenhouse gas
Building retrofits are plagued by a lack of original design documentation and general uncertainty regarding the building’s envelope composition and integrity. This presentation shows the power of thermography and transient heat transfer modeling to non-intrusively characterize the thermal properties of a building’s envelope to inform energy modeling, facade design, and project appraisal. We will describe methods to characterize existing building envelope thermal properties, followed by a preliminary methodology to identify representative thermal properties for an existing building envelope.

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building envelopes, hygrothermal performance, existing building stock, building retrofits,
Research into the next generation of simulation tools and techniques is being carried out at universities, but much of this information is not transferred to the practitioners. For this SimClub event, graduate students from the University of Colorado-Boulder and the Colorado School of Mines will give short summaries of their current research projects.

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energy storage, denverchapter, COVID-19, building simulation, ventilation, control sequences, load scheduling, BEM, building energy modeling
Software engineering has a lot in common with building design. A diverse, technical team of individuals work independently on a series of tasks that are intended to lead to an integrated product. This presentation explores techniques used at the micro-level in software which could potentially dramatically improve the effectiveness of engineering teams in building services.

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agile workflow, software engineering, building project management, high performance building design