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The goal of the Building Performance Knowledge Community (BPKC) is to promote architects as leaders in the application of technical design for building performance; in the use of high-performance design criteria, codes, and standards; and in programming, designing and managing building performance. To advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the architecture profession, AIA members, building owners, the construction industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that create buildings that are healthy, energy efficient, and durable.

Simulation Graphics Library + Competition

  • 1.  Simulation Graphics Library + Competition

    Posted 06-03-2019 10:50
    Hi everyone -

    Several of us identified that energy simulation reports are difficult to read and interpret, so we created a website to crowd-source the best, most intelligible simulation graphics to assist our simulation friends. We paired these with questions, so architects can learn questions they didn't know they could ask. The result is Project Stasio:

    Project StaSIO's 2019 competition to produce actionable simulation graphics is now open, with winners to be announced at ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference this year.


    For energy analysts, one of the most difficult challenges is condensing a great deal of data into an intelligible format so architects can understand it. For architects, one of the challenges in working with analysts is not knowing what performance-related questions can be asked and answered. A solution that connects both of these is IBPSA USA's Project Stasio, a crowd-sourced, public website that connects performance questions with graphics from simulation outputs that succinctly answers the question.


    In 2018, the Project StaSIO team organized a competition in conjunction with ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA's Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild. Over 60 entries were received and an esteemed jury of architects, energy analysts and mechanical engineers selected the winners of the competition. Building on the success of the 2018 competition, the StaSIO team is launching another competition this year. Check out Project StaSIO's new website and details of the 2019 competition.


    Deadline for Submissions : July 15th, 2019

    Evaluation from Judges : July 15th - August 15th, 2019

    Winner's Notified : September 1st, 2019


    Project StaSIO Team

    Kjell Anderson, LMN Architects

    Jacob Dunn, ZGF

    Alejandra Menchaca, Thornton Tomasetti

    Michael Sawford, EDSL

    Amarpreet Sethi, tk1sc

    Aman Singhvi, AECOM

    Rushyan Yen, LMN Architects

    Tarek Rakha, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Supriya Goel, PNNL

    Kjell Anderson AIA
    LMN Architects
    Seattle WA