Building Performance Mailing Lists

The following mailing lists relate to building energy simulation and ratings.

NEW! TRNSYS-users

The TRNSYS-Users mailing list has been established to facilitate discussion about TRNSYS among the many TRNSYS users around the world. Topics of interest include advanced technical assistance with TRNSYS or associated tools (such as the Simulation Studio, TRNSYS3D, TRNBuild, TRNEdit in TRNSYS 17), the availability of user written components, and the research capabilities of TRNSYS. Access the TRNSYS-users Archives

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BLDG-SIM

BLDG-SIM is a mailing list for users of building energy simulation programs. Building energy simulation programs allow users to estimate the energy use and operating cost of residential, commercial and other types of buildings. This allows engineers, architects and others in the building design trade to compare alternative designs and select the design that is cost justified. They are frequently used during the design process when choosing between alternatives in the components that make up a building including insulation level, heating and cooling distribution systems, furnaces, boilers and air conditioning equipment. Since the users of building energy simulation programs are spread across the world, this mailing list is an attempt to foster the development of a community of those users. Experienced and inexperienced users of building energy simulation programs are welcome and are expected to share their questions and insights about these programs. Access the bldg-sim Archives.

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BLDG-RATE

BLDG-RATE is a mailing list for people using building performance rating systems. Discussions of any green building performance rating system or building energy performance rating system are welcome. Some of the most common rating systems include the LEED rating systems (New Construction, Existing Buildings, Homes, etc.), ENERGY STAR (Label for Buildings, Target Finder, Home), BREEAM, various Home Energy Rating Systems (HERS), and Green Globes. Building rating systems provide a method to objectively grade, or benchmark, the environmental and/or energy performance of both commercial and residential buildings providing a score that others can understand. Discussions of design-oriented as well as operation-oriented rating systems are encouraged. Many building rating systems are in use today and conversations relating to any and all of them may take place on the mailing list. People of all experience levels ranging from those just learning to experts are urged to share their questions and answers on the mailing list. Access the bldg-rate Archives.

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eQUEST-users

The eQUEST-users mailing list is for everyone that uses the eQUEST program. Users at every experience level are encouraged to join this mailing list and share their questions and knowledge. Users of the DOE-2.2 and D2Comply are also welcome. The mailing list will be a user-to-user support forum for eQUEST, DOE-2.2, and D2Comply. Access the eQUEST-users Archives

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HAP-users

The HAP-users mailing list is for everyone that uses Carrier's Hourly Analysis Program (HAP). HAP is part of the E20-II HVAC System Design Software. Users at every experience level are encouraged to join this mailing list and share their questions and knowledge. The mailing list will be a user-to-user support forum for HAP and other E20-II software. Access the HAP-users Archives

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TRACE-users

The TRACE-users mailing list is for everyone that uses Tranes's TRACE software. In addition, questions related to other TRANE analysis software such as System Analyzer and other C.D.S. software. Users at every experience level are encouraged to join this mailing list and share their questions and knowledge. The mailing list will be a user-to-user support forum for TRACE 700, System Analyzer and other C.D.S. software. Access the TRACE-users Archives

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Virtual-sim

Virtual-sim is a mailing list is for everyone that uses the IES Virtual-Environment program. Users at every experience level are encouraged to join this mailing list and share their questions and knowledge. The mailing list will be a user-to-user support forum for IES, VE-ware and ApacheSim and other software by Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd. Access the Virtual-sim Archives.

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Simergy-users

Simergy-users is a mailing list is for everyone that uses Simergy. Users at every experience level are encouraged to join this mailing list and share their questions and knowledge. The mailing list will be a user-to-user support forum for Simergy. Access the Simergy-users Archives.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The FAQ will answer common questions related to the web site and specific simulation programs.

Committee Lists

901ecb - ASHRAE 90.1 Energy Cost Budget Subcommittee

901env - ASHRAE 90.1 Envelope Subcommittee

901fc - ASHRAE 90.1 Format and Compliance Subcommittee - Inactive

901mech - ASHRAE 90.1 Mechanical Subcommittee - Inactive

901ltg - ASHRAE 90.1 Lighting Subcommittee

SPC140-L - ASHRAE Standard Method of Test for Building Energy Analysis Software

SPC209-Announce - ASHRAE Standard 209 Energy Simulation Aided Design for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings

TC47-L - ASHRAE Committee 4.7 Energy Simulation

TC28-L - ASHRAE Committee 2.8 Building Environmental Impacts and Sustainability

IBPSAUSA - USA Affiliate of the International Building Performance Simulation Association