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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
We are now welcoming abstract submissions for the 2018 BSO conference.


You are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers on main conference themes:

New building performance simulation methods (e.g., energy, comfort, daylighting, airflow, air quality)
New approaches for optimizing design and operation
New decision support methods for real world applications (e.g., design, compliance, commissioning, predictive control, retrofit)
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
For abstract submission you are asked to write:

(1) Objectives of your paper (up to 150 words)

(2) Methods & Key Outcomes (up to 200 words), and

(3) Novelty (up to 150 words)

Abstracts will be evaluated based on suitability of the topic to BSO themes, significance of the work in the targeting context, technical merit of investigated method(s), and novelty of the work.

All abstracts should be submitted online via BSO 2018 ConfTool
The BOVA Network has funding available to help pump-prime collaborative research projects that genuinely bring together researchers in the built environment with those working on the control of vector-borne diseases.

We will finance 8-10 research grants valued at between £50,000 to £100,000, each of 12 months duration. There is a two stage application process. The first application is an expression of interest in funding which will be reviewed by the Network Management Board before selected applicants
are invited to submit a full proposal.

Projects should be focused on controlling malaria or Aedes-transmitted diseases in sub-Saharan Africa by modification of the built environment, although other vector-borne diseases e.g. leishmaniasis or
African trypanosomiasis may be considered. Show evidence of genuine collaboration between researchers from the built environment and those working on vector-borne diseases.
Show clear potential for further funding Applications are invited from all disciplines including epidemiology, development, social sciences, mathematical modelling, economics, supply chain
management, architecture, engineering and town planning.

The closing date for expressions of interest is 14th November at 17.00 BST - so don't delay in sending us your application!

For more information about eligibility please see our operational guidelines . Expressions of intent should be made using the template document which can be found here: https://www.bovanetwork.org/opportunities

For more information please contact
BOVA Network: bova.network@durham.ac.uk
Ladybug and HoneybeeThe use of environmental analysis plugins for grasshopper as decision making tools for early design stagesDescription :This IBPSA Networking event hosted by Atelier Ten in London will focus on the use of Ladybug + Honeybee environmental analysis plugins for grasshopper and their application as early decision making tools within the building design process.
Our speakers will provide an insight of the plugins’ toolkit and discuss some of the several different methods to perform Climate Based Daylight Modelling (CBDM) along with application examples and stiking points for new users.

Time and date:
Thu, 21 Sep
6:00 – 8:00pm
Atelier Ten
19 Perseverance Works
38 Kingsland Road
London E2 8DD
Please RSVP on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ladybug-honeybee-as-decision-making-tools-for-early-design-stages-tickets-37412674316
Call for Abstracts
One-page abstracts are sought for peer-reviewed papers to be presented at Building Simulation 2017 in San Francisco, California, August 7 - 9, 2017. This is the 15th biennial conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA).

You are encouraged to submit abstracts of papers on any aspect of building-related performance modeling and associated software techniques.

Abstract Due Date: August 10, 2016 Paper
Due Date: November 30, 2016
Abstracts will be judged primarily based on scientific soundness of the applied methods and
the degree to which the contribution advances the state of the art. Authors of accepted abstracts may submit 4 - 10 page manuscripts that will be double-blind reviewed. Papers that are accepted and presented will be published in the citable conference proceedings.
Submission details and conference information: www.buildingsimulation2017.org.
Non-paper oral presentations will be solicited later in 2016 -- that format may be appropriate for case studies or application examples.
The mission of IBPSA is to advance and promote the science of building simulation in order to improve the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of new and existing buildings and urban developments. The U. S. regional affiliate, IBPSA-USA, is the host of Building Simulation 2017. More information is found at www.ibpsa.org and www.ibpsa.us.
For information on sponsorship opportunities, please see www.buildingsimulation.org.