Events and webinars

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A joint CIBSE Building Simulation Group and IBPSA-England event on 'Estimating Airborne Infection Through Simulation and Analysis’ - Part 1

Recent wider acceptance of far-field being a significant, if not primary in some circumstances, transmission route for SARS-CoV-2 has thrown a late focus on how the ventilation design and operation of our buildings might support a reduction in infection rates. We have speakers from academia and industry discussing some of the simulation and analysis tools and methods used to understand airborne infection in the built environment and some of the latest research programmes that have been designed to further improve our understanding and applications.
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Beyond COP26: The role of BPS towards climate resilient building design

Climate change will have significant impacts on the built environment due to the increased frequency and severity of heatwaves, floods and drought. The ambient temperature increase will impact indoor thermal conditions, space conditioning loads and associated costs and health effects across building stocks. Many buildings may not be fit for the future climate; appreciable energy efficiency improvements are still required to meet carbon emissions reduction targets for the building sector, whilst adapting buildings that are in their majority currently unprepared to cope with a warming climate. It is, therefore, imperative that the quality, design and operation of buildings is optimised in order to increase their climate resilience whilst simultaneously reducing fuel poverty and associated health inequalities.
This webinar will explore building performance simulation methods, tools and datasets that could be employed to assess the impact of climate change on building performance, with a focus on indoor environmental conditions and energy use, and the optimisation of climate change adaptation solutions.
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IBPSA-England / CIBSE BSG Event: Estimating airborne infection through simulation and analysis – Part 2

The built environment sector has been impacted heavily by the COVID-19 pandemic. The ventilation of buildings has been identified as one of the most important measures for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and had thus become part of the international COVID-19 management strategy.
This part 2 of the joint event by IBPSA-England and CIBSE Building Simulation Group will present some of the latest knowledge and developments in this area with speakers from academia and industry discussing some of the simulation and analysis tools and methods used to understand airborne infection in the built environment and some of the latest research programmes that have been designed to further improve our understanding and applications.

The event will showcase UK and international examples of the use of ventilation modelling and simulation within research and practical applications that have: contributed to our understanding of how COVID-19 has impacted our spaces; supported the formulation of recommendations and policy on mitigating it’s spread and making buildings ‘COVID-safe’;
informed plans to open our buildings up while ensuring occupant health and wellbeing.

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Webinar: Co-simulation for advanced building performance assessment

Co-simulation allows modelers to use multiple sub-models and link them to enable simultaneous data exchange during simulation runtime. This approach provides added possibilities for implementing advanced control strategies, integrating innovative data-driven inputs, and creating collaborative interdisciplinary and evolutive workflows for building envelopes at different stages and scales in projects. This webinar will present some of the latest knowledge and developments in this area with speakers from academia and industry discussing how co-simulation was used to develop an integrated approach to modelling control strategies of adaptive building envelopes and assessing Airborne Infection Risk indoors.

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