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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.
Venue: Zoom

Chair: Dr Anna Mavrogianni, Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE), The Bartlett, University College London (UCL)

Dr Anastasia Mylona, CIBSE

Dr Anastasia Mylona is Head of Research at Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) supervising the CIBSE funded research portfolio towards developing new knowledge for CIBSE members. In this role, she leads the development of CIBSE guidance relevant to climate change impacts and adaptation, and the climate change information required for the future proofing of buildings and their services, with the ethos of translating research into industry practice.

Prof Shady Attia, University of Liège
Prof. Dr Shady Attia is an architectural engineer and professor in sustainable architecture & building technology at the University of Liège, in Belgium. He has expertise in building physics, performance simulation/optimization & post-occupancy evaluation. His research is focused on informed decision support for a range of domains from the design of user-centred and carbon-neutral buildings to the evaluation of the indoor-outdoor environmental quality.

Dr Jonathon Taylor, Tampere University
Dr Jonathon Taylor is an Associate Professor in Urban Physics in the Department of Civil Engineering, Tampere University. He has a BSc in Biological Sciences from Simon Fraser University, Canada, and a BEng in Geomatic Engineering and PhD in Environmental Building Science, both from University College London, UK. His research interests are in healthy and energy efficient housing, combining building physics and Geographic Information Systems to evaluate population-level exposure to various indoor environmental health hazards. He currently researches indoor air quality, disease transmission risks, indoor heat and cold exposures, and moisture in the built environment; climate change and housing adaptation; and informal housing in the global south.

Register for the free webinar here.
The IBPSA Board of Directors consists of representatives from each of its 31 regional affiliates, as well as 10 At-Large Directors who are directly elected by the entire IBPSA membership. Five of the At-Large Directors will complete their terms in 2021. Therefore, an election will be held shortly to fill these five positions for two-year terms. All members of IBPSA who are interested in serving IBPSA are able and encouraged to stand for election to fill these positions. As a member of IBPSA-England you are a member of IBPSA.

If you would like to stand for election as an At-Large Director on IBPSA's Board of Directors, then you must provide the following information via email to: Danielle Monfet (Danielle.Monfet@etsmtl.ca) by 28 May 2021 at the latest. This deadline is inflexible: late submissions will not be considered. Send this information in the body of the email, not in attached files. Your candidature must be supported by two other members of IBPSA; these people should be copied on your email to Danielle Monfet.

Your name:
Your job title:
Your institution/employer:
IBPSA Affiliate of which you are a member:
Names and Affiliates of two IBPSA members supporting your candidature:

Provide a statement that will be included with the election ballot. This statement should be written in the first person and should highlight your relevant experience, contributions, and aspirations that qualify you to serve as an IBPSA Director. Mention the positions you have held and the volunteer contributions you have made to IBPSA-World and Affiliate activities, including your contributions towards organizing international and regional building simulation conferences. The statement should be a maximum 300 words: longer texts will not be accepted.

The election to the IBPSA Board of Directors for the period of 2021-2023 will then take place in June / July 2021.

CIBSE Building Simulation Group and IBPSA-England held a joint webinar 'Estimating Airborne Infection Through Simulation and Analysis’ on May 5th 2021. 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. The event included speakers from academia and industry who discussed 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.

Programme and Presentations
-Welcome: Darren Woolf - view pdf
-An introduction to AIRBODS: Malcolm Cook - view pdf
-Estimating the risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 by airborne aerosols: Benjamin Jones - view pdf
-Estimation of airborne risk in schools and an introduction to CO-TRACE: Paul Linden - view pdf
-Return to work imperative - How CFD is helping to mitigate risk in enclosed environments: Fred Mendonca - view pdf
-Indoor air quality during lockdown - A monitoring-based simulation-assisted study in London: Farhang Tahmasebi and Elizabeth Cooper - view pdf
-Summary - Building simulation and airborne infection: Darren Woolf - view pdf
-Panel Q&A

BSO 2020 will be moving forward as a virtual conference, BSO-V 2020, in response to the impacts of COVID-19. Loughborough is excited to develop an innovative approach for IBPSA-England’s first virtual conference. We intend to curate a great experience with respect to knowledge exchange, networking, and idea generation.

Please visit the website, www.bso2020.org, for more information about the conference and how to attend.

What is it? How do we do it? Does it work?
Join our guest speakers for an insightful discussion on this CIBSE Technical Memorandum (TM54) and how it provides designers and building owners with clear guidance on how to evaluate operational energy use more fully, and accurately, at the design stage.

Time: Thursday, 7th November 2019 , 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue: HDR | Hurley Palmer Flatt 240 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NW
To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/evaluating-operational-energy-performance-of-buildings-at-design-stage-tickets-77319991175

Loughborough University, UK, 9-10 September 2020
The Building Energy Research Group at Loughborough University is delighted to be hosting the Building Simulation and Optimization Conference in 2020.
Since we hosted the very first BSO in 2012 there has been rapid development in the software, tools, techniques and data sources available to the building simulation and optimization community. In this conference we aim to reflect on this transformation through a focus on the current state-of-the-art in the field and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. New for this conference is a series of pre- and post-conference workshops on the latest techniques in building simulation and optimization.
We hope you can join us, and we look forward to welcoming you to our superb 440 acre single-site campus situated in the heart of England.
The call for abstracts is now open and the submission deadline is 15th December 2019.. Please see www.bso2020.org
CIBSE BSG is pleased to open entries for the Building Simulation Awards 2019. The shortlisted presentations and award ceremony will be held at the CIBSE Build2Perform event in November 2019 at the London Olympia. There is a main prize of £1,000 and additional prizes for runners up and international entries. For further information and how to enter please go to: https://www.cibse.org/networks/groups/building-simulation/cibse-building-simulation-awards

Pieter de Wilde,
the immediate past chair of the Affiliate Region has recently authored this key publication in the field of building performance analysis and publication, which was published by Wiley last summer with a book signing session took place at the Building Simulation and Optimization 2018 Conference in Cambridge in September.
The subject of the book, building performance, is an important yet surprisingly complex concept. The book presents a comprehensive and systematic overview of this topic. It provides a working definition of building performance, and an in-depth discussion of the role building performance plays throughout the building life cycle. The book also explores the perspectives of various stakeholders, the functions of buildings, performance requirements, performance quantification (both predicted and measured), criteria for success, and the challenges of using performance analysis in practice.
For more information about the book please go to this webinar , presented by the author on 31 May 2018 and posted on the IBPSA University YouTube channel. The book can be purchased directly from the publisher, via the major online retailers, and of course via your local bookseller. Members of IBPSA-England are offered a 20% discount on the book when ordering directly from the publisher at www.wiley.com.
*To claim this discount quote code VBQ27 at the checkout before October 31st 2018.
For questions and feedback, please email the author at pieter@bldg-perf.org.