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 and Industry Transformation

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 leveraging big data, machine learning and digital twins
  2. Advances in the modelling of built environment resource flows and use, such as daylighting, lighting, energy, thermal flows, air, water, and sound
  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 and advanced controls
  6. Renewable energy, energy capture and storage, grid interaction, and real-time xero carbon
  7. Advances in applications including modelling micro-climate, indoor air quality as well as outdoor climate, and
  8. Use of simulation in regulation and code compliance, including application to inform policy