Energy Modeling Conference: Tools for Designing High Performance Buildings
This conference will guide the building design professional about what works and what really doesn't work when using currently available modeling tools to design and analyze new and existing buildings and their energy using systems. The conference will provide the design professional with "workarounds" that may be applied to improve the results of their modeling results when their modeling tool of choice may not be capable of modeling some of the more unique or hybrid buildings or energy using systems being used in high performance buildings today.
|What||HVAC, energy, ASHRAE, sustainability, LEED, energy efficiency, LCA, modeling, high performance buildings, life cycle analysis|
|Contact Name||Dennis Knight|
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With a focus on case studies and "real world" examples, the conference will allow an exchange of ideas among design professionals and software developers to facilitate understanding of current modeling tools available and their capabilities and limitations and identify the need for new tools and improvements to existing modeling and simulation tools. The conference will guide the design professional toward developing in-house modeling checklists and quality control procedures to improve their competence and confidence in making decisions and recommendations based on modeling in their day-to-day practices.
Building on the successful Energy Modeling Conference format in April 2011, this conference will begin with an interactive session with modeling software developers presenting common modeling scenarios on how their specific software can model a scenario, whether there are any limitations and what might be the best work around and exceptional modeling practices to obtain acceptable results when the tool cannot model the scenario "out-of-the-box".
Call for Presenters
The Steering Committee seeks presentations on case studies and actual projects and how they were analyzed and designed using single and multiple modeling tools as well as integrated and interoperable modeling tools to best optimize the building and its energy-using systems. Presentation abstracts are requested on the following topics:
HVAC load analysis
Side-by-side software provider presentations on their ability to address specific modeling system types and applications and energy simulation programs
Code and Standards Compliance Issues (Standard 90.1, Standard 62, Standard 189.1)
Energy Star, LEED and other high performance building guidelines' impacts on models
Innovative system modeling: chilled beams, WSHPs, renewables, VRF, cogeneration, labyrinths, ECM motors
Integration of analytic modeling tools with BIM
Exceptional modeling techniques for when tools just do not work
Simplified and rapid modeling techniques that may be applied for early analysis.
Integration of daylighting, CFD and other exceptional modeling techniques and results into HVAC simulations
Life cycle cost analysis
The conference's target facilities include both existing and new construction (except single family residential buildings). Case studies, especially from multiple regions of the world and climate zones, using team based integrated design processes are requested. In addition, presentations on what are realistic expectations for building optimization and energy savings that may be achieved through modeling versus excessive expectations of owners, clients and others.
To submit a presentation application, click this link. Information required for the submission are a 300-500 word abstract, and 100 word "promotion" abstract that will be used to describe your presentation if accepted, biography, contact information, relevant background or expertise in presenting on the topic submitted and any other industry-related presentations.
Presenters will give an oral presentation, have their presentations posted online for conference attendees, and receive a substantially-reduced conference registration rate.
Full Page Abstracts due: February 15, 2012
Notification of abstract decisions: March 15, 2012
Accepted speaker forms due: April 15, 2012
Presentations due: September 1, 2012
Conference: October 2012