[Bldg-rate] IBPSA-USA Winter Meeting - Business Meeting and After-Dinner Talk: Better Building Controls Through Simulation, by John House, Ph.D.

David Eldridge dse at grummanbutkus.com
Wed Jan 4 09:18:57 PST 2012

Please excuse the cross-postings…

*International Building Performance Simulation Association*

*USA Affiliate*

*IBPSA-USA invites you to join us in Chicago*

*For our Winter 2012 meeting!*

*  *4:00-9:00 PM, Saturday, January 21, 2012

Chicago, IL

 *Parthenon Restaurant*

*314 S. Halsted Street*

*Chicago, IL  60661*


4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  IBPSA-USA Meeting (Agenda TBD – covering IBSPA-USA
activities, state of the simulation industry, updates with standards, etc.)

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Social Hour (Cash Bar)

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Dinner and Presentation by John House, Ph.D., from
Johnson Controls Canada

Dinner meeting registration fee is $40, including family style Greek meal
from Chicago’s famous Parthenon Restaurant, originator of flaming saganaki.

Cash bar is available during dinner as well.

We are working on an on-line advance registration option and will follow-up
with that shortly for those who wish to pay with credit cards. In the
meantime please RSVP to me by January 13th so that I can update the count
with the restaurant.

*Better Building Controls Through Simulation*

Simulation serves many roles in the building industry.  For many building
professionals, simulation tools (e.g., EnergyPlus, DOE-2) are a means of
comparing the energy performance of alternative envelope and HVAC system
designs.  For individuals concerned with the development of control
algorithms, these same tools are often inadequate because they lack dynamic
system models that are necessary to properly design the algorithms.  This
talk will present a number of use cases involving simulation tools and
their application to the development of building control algorithms.  The
talk will also touch on tools that can be used to streamline the process of
testing a “simulation-proven” algorithm in a laboratory or field

*Bio:  *John House is a Principal Research Engineer at Johnson Controls
Canada, where he conducts research on control algorithms and fault
detection methods to improve the energy efficiency of heating, ventilating
and air-conditioning systems in buildings.  Prior to joining Johnson
Controls, he was employed first at the National Institute of Standards and
Technology and later at the Iowa Energy Center.  John has a Ph.D. in
mechanical engineering from the University of Iowa.

The Parthenon has complimentary valet parking, and is relatively close to
the UIC-Halsted stop of the CTA’s Blue Line public transportation ($2.25
each way) – take the Halsted street exit and not the Morgan Street exit at
the station. In warmer weather the 1.2 mile walk might be pleasant from the
Palmer House (allow 25 minutes – take a left on Monroe and a left on
Halsted) – taxi cabs will be plentiful at the hotel and at the restaurant
and might run about $5 each way.

Please contact me with any questions related to the meeting. Feel free to
come for the business meeting without an RSVP for dinner.



*David S. Eldridge, Jr.**, P**.**E**.**, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP, BEAP, HBDP*

Project Manager

Direct: (847) 316-9224 | Fax: (847) 328-4550

*Grumman/Butkus Associates* | 820 Davis Street, Suite 300 | Evanston, IL

Energy Efficiency Consultants and Sustainable Design Engineers


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