IBPSA (The International Building Performance Simulation Association) is a non-profit international society of building performance simulation researchers, software developers, and practitioners. IBPSA is dedicated to improving the built environment via education, research, convening conferences, and fostering communication. With 32 regional affiliates and more than 4,000 members, IBPSA is the world’s leading organisation dedicated to advancing the methods and applications of building performance modelling. IBPSA is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership. Volunteer involvement in Board committees is welcome.
IBPSA was founded to advance and promote the science of building performance simulation to improve the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of new and existing buildings worldwide.
Building simulation offers the potential to cope adequately with building- performance-related concerns, as well as with the construction process. Increasingly, computer-based models (programs) are being employed to aid in the design, operation, or management decision-making process. The development, evaluation, use in practice, and standardisation of the models and programs is therefore of growing importance.
For building design, construction, operation, maintenance and management activities, there is also an urgent need for the integration of “generally applicable” and “generally accepted” methods and tools, for various applications, each having various levels of complexity and/or various types of end-users. Also important is the technology-transfer issue within the building modelling field.
Please refer to the official website for more information.
IBPSA-Australasia – your conference host
IBPSA-Australasia is the Australian and New Zealand regional affiliate of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). The mission of IBPSA-Australasia 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 by:
- Facilitating the exchange of information among members and others with interest in building simulation through meetings, electronic publication, and other means.
- Engaging in educational initiatives designed to enhance the teaching of building simulation in educational institutions and directly to building industry practitioners.
- Sponsoring research and develop programs aimed at improving the technology of building simulation.
- Supporting harmonisation activities to regularise the application of building simulation through activities such as participation in development of building codes and rating systems.
- Forming strategic alliances with professional organisations, such as engineering and architectural societies, to promote mutual understanding of the requirements of other professions and the effective use of building simulation technology.
Our Mission: to advance and promote the science of building performance simulation in order to improve the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of new and existing buildings worldwide.
Our Vision: To take a leading role in the promotion and development of building simulation technology, IBPSA aims to provide a forum for researchers, developers and practitioners to review building model developments, facilitate evaluation, encourage the use of software programs, address standardisation, and accelerate integration and technology transfer.
AIRAH – conference organiser
The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc (AIRAH) represents professionals and practitioners working in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) and building services industries.
Our mission is to create an Australian HVAC&R industry that is highly skilled and professional, safe, sustainable and environmentally effective.
AIRAH is a not-for-profit organisation recognised by government and industry bodies for our advocacy and expertise in the area of engineering services for the built environment.
Through continuing professional development offerings, accreditation programs and a wide range of technical publications, we develop the competency and skills of industry practitioners so they can better meet society’s evolving health, safety and environmental demands.
Officially incorporated by guarantee on March 29, 1920, AIRAH celebrated its Centenary in 2020. For more information on the 100 years of AIRAH operation – including member profiles, our history, feature articles, and more – please visit airah100.org.au
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