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ASHRAE Announces Call for Abstracts for 2020 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild

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  • 12 Aug 2019
  • Conference
  • Atlanta, GA

ASHRAE Announces Call for Abstracts for 2020 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild

Media Contact:
Sherri Simmons

ATLANTA (Aug. 12, 2019) – ASHRAE has announced a call for abstracts for the 2020 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild, to be held Aug. 12-14, 2020, at the Westin River North in Chicago.

Co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA, the theme of the conference, "Integrated Building Design and Analysis to Achieve Zero Carbon,” focuses on improving the decision making process through the application of simulation and modeling over the entire building life cycle.

“This conference brings together the building energy analysis and performance simulation community for three days of discussions, seminars and short courses to address the practices of energy modeling and building performance simulation using existing simulation tools, software development and future simulation research and applications.” said Carrie Brown, conference chair.

The conference steering committee is seeking abstracts on topics involving the use of innovative approaches for integration of modeling tools for better building design, performance and operation to meet aggressive targets for compliance, energy reduction, decarbonization, and resiliency.  

Suggested paper topics include:

  • Early Design Modeling and Analysis
  • Component and Systems Modeling and Load Analysis
  • Codes, Standards, and Compliance Modeling
  • Modeling Carbon
  • Lighting and Daylighting
  • Occupant Behavior, Comfort / Health, Wellbeing
  • Urban Scale Modeling
  • Data Exchange and Interoperability
  • Big Data Applications for Large Scale Simulations
  • Modeling Advances (New techniques, automation, scripting, etc.)
  • Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings and Resiliency
  • Education
  • Intelligent Building Operations

Abstracts (250 or less words in length) are due September 6, 2019. If accepted, papers will be due mid December 2019. To submit abstracts, visit

The conference will also include informal seminar presentations, the 6th Annual LowDown Showdown, vendor workshops and invited speakers. For more information on the 2020 Building Performance Analysis Conference, visit

Founded in 1894, ASHRAE is a global professional society committed to serve humanity by advancing the arts and sciences of heating ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and their allied fields. As an industry leader in research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE and its members are dedicated to promoting a healthy and sustainable built environment for all, through strategic partnerships with organizations in the HVAC&R community and across related industries. For more information and to stay up-to-date on ASHRAE, visit and connect on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

IBPSA-USA is the United States regional affiliate of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). The mission of IBPSA-USA 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 in the United States. Full information can be found at