ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA will jointly host the annual Building Performance Analysis Conference & SimBuild for 2020 which will be held at the Westin River North on August 12-14, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. The focus of the 2020 BPAC Conference will be to improve the decision making process through the application of simulation and modeling over the entire building life cycle, from the earliest concept through operation and maintenance to achieve the goals of zero energy, zero carbon, or other high performance targets. The conference brings together the building energy analysis and performance simulation community for three days of discussions, seminars, and short courses. Practitioners, vendors, researchers, utility and government officials, and owners will address the practices of energy modeling and building performance simulation using existing simulation tools, software development, and future simulation research and applications.
The anticipated conference program consists of Keynote Speakers, Invited Speakers, a Call for Papers, a Call for Presentations and the sixth ASHRAE LowDown Showdown. Special panels may be offered by industry leaders and organizations.