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[EnergyPlus_Support] Open Workshop: a Public-Sector Roadmap for Building Energy Modeling - Jan 30/31, Dallas

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Building Energy Modeling: a Public-Sector Roadmap

An open workshop hosted by the US DOE National Laboratories

Jan 30-31, 2013, Dallas Sheraton Hotel

In the Spring of 2011, Rocky Mountain Institute hosted a two day summit that dealt with innovation in building energy modeling (BEM). Identifying BEM as a key enabling technology for building energy efficiency, the summit aimed to create 2-5 year roadmaps for significant aspects of BEM including software platforms, methods and processes, supporting resources, market drivers, and education. This workshop will attempt to define BEM priorities and strategies for a public sector road map of activities for the next 3-5 years. Topics for discussion include:

- Which currently important and emerging use cases of BEM need public support?

- Which areas of BEM need additional basic research, measurement, or validation?

- What are realistic and strategic goals for EnergyPlus functionality, speed, use, and user-support?

- What are realistic and strategic goals for supporting software tools like OpenStudio?

- How does the public sector push standards and interoperability?

- How can the public sector collect, vet, and organize data to help BEM practitioners?

- How can the public sector help scale BEM education and training?

- What are the most productive ways for public entities to collaborate with the private sector?

This open workshop will be held at the Dallas Sheraton immediately following the ASHRAE Winter Meeting and all who would like to provide input or contribute to the discussion are encouraged to participate. The first half-day session will be from 1pm to 6pm on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. The second half-day session will be from 8am to 12noon on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. So that we can get an estimated head count for planning purposes, please inform Caroline Hutchinson <chutchinson@xxxxxxx> if you expect to attend.

Philip Haves
Leader, Simulation Research Group 
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
One Cyclotron Road, MS 90R3111
Berkeley, CA 94720-8134
(510) 486 6512 (office)
(510) 486 4089 (fax)


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