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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.

Call for submissions: ASHRAE 2018 Winter Conference in Chicago

  • 1.  Call for submissions: ASHRAE 2018 Winter Conference in Chicago

    Posted 02-16-2017 12:04

    Seeking submissions for the ASHRAE 2018 conference. Particularly for Track 7: Modeling Throughout the Building Life Cycle.  

    The current abstract for the track is:

     Modeling was originally concerned primarily with building and system design specifications.  The demands of energy efficient operation brought about the need for modeling of part-load operation for a variety of off-design conditions.  The explosion of computational capacity and data collection capability is rapidly expanding the scope, complexity and practical applications of modeling both during design, but even more so for fault detection, diagnostics and operational optimization.  Thirty years ago, people were dreaming of doing some of the things that Building Information Modeling is now bringing to reality.  Presentations and papers are solicited related to all aspects of building modeling, with a particular interest in successful applications that have extended modeling into operational phases of the building lifecycle. 

    Contact Joseph Firrantello, PhD, PE with any questions

    Maggie Brown
    Specialist, Knowledge Communities
    The American Institute of Architects
    Washington DC