The Call for Papers for the 15th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) - Building Simulation Conference 2017 (BS2017) is now open.
Post date: 4 Jul 2016
The 15th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) - Building Simulation Conference 2017 (BS2017) will focus on the state of the art in simulation tools, applications and new developments.
Post date: 4 Jul 2016
This document is the position paper of the European Builders Confederation (EBC) on the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Europe. The paper states that, with 92% of the EU construction sector made up of micro enterprises, responsible for 80% of the construction industry output, it is imperative that these players are not left behind in the definition and in reaping the benefits of this digitised information management process.
Post date: 28 Jun 2016
On 15 June 2016, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) announced that three ASHRAE certifications have received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), joining the High Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) certification that was accredited last year.
Post date: 17 Jun 2016
Energy efficiency regulations for buildings often focus solely on operational and thermal energy demands. Increasing a building׳s thermal energy efficiency is most often undertaken by increasing insulation thickness and installing high performance windows. These measures can result in a significant increase in embodied energy which is currently not considered in the majority of existing building energy regulations.
Post date: 13 Jun 2016
This report by the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) Task Group seeks to highlight some process improvements that design, construction and property professionals, as well as occupiers, might adopt to deliver buildings which perform more predictably in operation.
Post date: 16 May 2016
On 8 April 2016, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) announced that changes to the purpose and scope that reflect advances in green buildings over the last 10 years are proposed for the high performance building Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High Performance Green Buildings
, from ASHRAE, the International Code Council (ICC), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).
Post date: 18 Apr 2016
On 12 April 2016, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) announced that a draft standard describing a methodology to apply building energy modelling to the design process is open for industry input.
ASHRAE Standard 209P, Energy Simulation Aided Design for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
, defines the minimum requirements for providing energy design assistance using building energy simulation and analysis.
Post date: 15 Apr 2016
Innovation in construction – Building Information Modelling (BIM) for SMEs
The 2016 Annual Conference of the European Builders Confederation (EBC) will take place on 24 June 2016, from 9.00 until 13.00, at the European Economic and Social Committee, in Brussels, Belgium.
Post date: 14 Apr 2016
This report, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, presents the findings from 33 dwellings construction site visits in an effort to see how effectively their mechanical ventilation systems were designed, installed, commissioned and handed over to occupants. The document is intended for organisations with an interest in quality assuring the delivery of ventilation systems, including government policymakers, developers and their advisers.
Post date: 8 Apr 2016