[Bldg-rate] IBPSA-USA Winter Meeting - Now Featuring Advance Payment and Registration!

David Eldridge dse at grummanbutkus.com
Thu Jan 5 10:31:19 PST 2012

I wanted to follow-up with everyone – we now have an option for you to
pre-pay for the IBPSA-USA dinner with a major credit card through


A few advantages for the organization:

1.       Simplifies the registration process – we’ve had some delay in the
past for starting the dinner program due to the volume of transactions
taking place as our meetings have grown in size. Use of the on-line system
will help IBPSA-USA streamline the registration portion of the evening,
particularly if you are arriving right at the start of dinner.

2.       Print your own receipt! If applicable, submit your reimbursement
right away.

3.       Feel free to register this way even if you’ve already submitted an
RSVP. I understand there may be some need for flexibility, and several
people have indicated they will stick with cash at the door which is fine.

As we often have to provide some minimum count to the restaurant
(particularly as our meeting sizes increase) this will help us in better
managing our events, as well as reducing the time to issue receipts to cash

Cash at the door (both RSVP’ed and some number of walk-in) will still be
available. It would be helpful to arrive earlier during the social hour if
paying using cash so that we have time to make the registration, issue a
receipt, etc.

Please let me know of any questions, and with any special dietary requests
beyond vegetarian.



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

*Grumman/Butkus Associates*


*From:* David Eldridge [mailto:dse at grummanbutkus.com]
*Sent:* Wednesday, January 04, 2012 11:19 AM
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*Subject:* IBPSA-USA Winter Meeting - Business Meeting and After-Dinner
Talk: Better Building Controls Through Simulation, by John House, Ph.D.

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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