Virtual PULSE Recieves IBPSA Feedback
The Building Science Group presented Virtual PULSE, a newly developed urban scale modeling platform, at the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) National Capital Chapter (NCC) meeting. The Virtual PULSE development team appreciates attendees for their valuable feedback.
"Different modeling strategies of infiltration rates for an office building to improve accuracy of building energy simulations"
Calculations of time-dependent infiltration rates can improve accuracy of energy simulations, especially for climates with wind velocities persistently above 10 mph (4.5 m/s). Accurate assessment of infiltration rates is still a challenge for commercial buildings. The use of multi-zone models with a good database of typical leakage rates for different enclosure openings is probably the best approach at present.
By: Guiyuan Han, Jelena Srebric, and Elena Enache-Pommer
AEC Hackathon 2015
09/26/15 - 09/27/15: A few members of the Building Science Group will be joining dozens of technology focused Architectural, Engineering and Construction professionals in a two day hackathon. The hackathon, hosted by the Core Studio | Thornton Tomasetti in New York City, is a one of a kind opportunity to rapidly prototype/devlop new technologies, softwares, or services aimed at the AEC community. Last year our own Matt Dahlhausen was a memeber of the winning hackathon team with their project Pollinator. Stay tuned to see what we create this year.