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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.
The September issue of the IBPSA England e-Newsletter is out! If you want to receive it directly in your inbox every 3 months, just join IBPSA England HERE.
A warm welcome to the delegates of Building Simulation & Optimization, the 4thIBPSA-England conference. IBPSA-England launched its first conference in 2012 at Loughborough University. Since then, it is held biennially. It has grown to have an international reputation and attracts participants from both research and industry. IBPSA-England was founded in 2006 to advance and promote the science of building performance simulation. Our goal is to constantly evolve the development of simulation science to support energy efficiency, health, and environment of new and existing buildings. The IBPSA-England organization also serves as a forum for the exchange of information between researchers and practitioners through networking events and workshops.
It is a pleasure to host the community of building simulationists at University of Cambridge. We have a range of exciting new work that widens the scope of simulation to new applications in human-centric design of buildings, innovative design processes, and large-scale modelling. On behalf of the organizing committee,I wish you both a pleasant and productive time in Cambridge.

Ruchi Choudhary
Chair of IBPSA England & Conference Chair