Conference Theme

Carbon-Centric Building Simulation for a Sustainable Tomorrow

At Building Simulation 2025, we will focus on the leading issues that drive the use of simulation in the building environment. The event will focus on how building performance simulation relates to achieving net zero energy and carbon both now and in the future, without compromising people’s health and wellbeing.

The broad range of topics is a fundamental driver in current and future research.  The conference will bring together not only scientific research but also – and importantly – practical examples and the latest in innovation, exploring how we, as a building simulation community, can contribute to the betterment of the world in which we live.

The technical program will continue to bring together the interests of academics, practitioners, students, and policy makers from not only Australia and New Zealand, but all over the world. 

Key topics

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Innovative Design Exploration

Urban Planning and Smart Cities

Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

Simulation is an indispensable tool in addressing these issues and driving the advancement of sustainable, efficient, and resilient buildings in today’s complex and evolving world.

We welcome submissions that address any of the above topics by focusing on any of the following themes:

  1. Implementation of building simulation in zero energy/carbon design and operation including advances in digital twin development
  2. Advances in the modelling of building energy and mass flows – light, heat, sound, and air
  3. Developments in the modelling of human comfort and performance in the built environment
  4. Improvements in the empirical and theoretical modelling of building systems (e.g., smart window systems, innovative HVAC systems)
  5. Integration of building automation systems
  6. Integration of energy capture
  7. Advances in applications including modelling micro-climate, IAQ as well as outdoor climate, and
  8. Use of simulation in regulation and code compliance.