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The electronic Newsletter of IBPSA England (2017 No. 3)

Dear IBPSA England members
Please find the September IBPSA England Email newsletter (eNews) below. The IBPSA eNews is published on a quarterly basis, namely at the end of the following months: March, June, September, and December.
This issue in September is our third IBPSA England eNews letter in 2017. It includes information on BSO 2018, two DesignBuilder workshops, ASHRAE Presidential Lecture, a job opening, a PhD studentship, and many others. 
Happy reading!
Miaomiao (Candy) He 
IBPSA England eNews  Editor
Email: m.he@lboro.ac.uk
P.S. If you would like to share IBPSA England related information with all IBPSA England delegates, please don't hesitate to send an email to m.he@lboro.ac.uk


Item 1: Building Simulation and Optimization Conference 2018

IBPSA-England is organizing the fourth Building Simulation and Optimization Conference (BSO18) at the University of Cambridge. The conference will take place in Emmanuel College during 11-12 September 2018. The Main conference themes are:

  • New building performance simulation methods
  • New approaches for optimizing design and operation
  • New decision support methods for real world applications
  • Advances in model calibration, uncertainty analysis, and validation methods
  • Occupant behaviour modelling
  • Urban- and district-scale simulation of energy and environment
  • Innovative applications of simulation in practice
More information about the conference is available here.


Item 2: Two DesignBuilder workshops at Loughborough University

Workshop 1: De-risking overheating in buildings (theory and practice), 8th and 9th November 2017. This course is designed to help practitioners understand the causes of overheating and then quantify the risk using simulation software. More information and booking can be found here.

Workshop 2: DesignBuilder simulation training, 27th November - 1st December 2017. This 5 days course covers: model geometry, efficient data entry, simulation, daylighting, simple HVAC and natural ventilation, renewables, detailed HVAC and CFD. A more detailed breakdown of the course content is available here.


Item 3: ASHRAE Presidential Lecture at Loughborough University

The new ASHRAE President, Prof. Bjarne Olesen, will be delivering the Presidential Lecture on 'The influence of occupant behaviour on indoor environment and energy use in buildings' on 10th October 2017, 18:00 - 20:00. This event will take place at RT0.25, School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University. Detail and registration can be found here


Item 4: A research assistant position at Cardiff University

A research assistant position is available on the newly funded Horizon 2020 PLUG-N-HARVEST project and Sêr Cymru (“Stars Wales”) fellowship. Further details can be found here.


Item 5: A fully funded four-year PhD studentship at University of Brighton

A fully funded four-year doctoral research studentship at University of Brighton is available to start in January 2018 on the topic 'Retrofitting space heating systems for historic churches: meeting the needs of conservation, community and environmental sustainability'. Further details can be found here.


Item 6: Building Simulation 2017, 7 - 9 August, San Francisco, USA

In summer the international Building Simulation conference took place in San Francisco, USA. With 776 registered attendees, representing 44 countries across the globe, this was the largest IBPSA conference so far. The programme included 334 refereed technical papers, 103 non-refereed presentations, and 16 sponsor exhibits. Further details are available online; this also allows you to view recordings of presentations and keynotes. IBPSA-England was presented by a range of members from both industry and academia. Highlights for the Affiliate included John Mardaljevic winning the honorary Innovative Application Award, and Malcolm Cook, John Mardaljevic and Pieter de Wilde becoming Fellow of IBPSA. A paper written in by colleagues from Austria (Bres, Judex and Suter) and the UK (de Wilde) won the best paper award.

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