05/31/16: For the May meeting of the International Building Performance Simulation Association's (IBPSA) new Maryland chapter Amir Roth, the Department of Energy's Building Energy Modeling Technology Manager, spoke to attendees about the current work and future plans of the DOE's energy modeling work. The talk stemmed from a recent draft release of the Building Technology Office's roadmap; he covered major roadmap findings, comments and their reccommendations. See the roadmap here and checkout some of Amir's blog posts.
02/29/16: The University of Maryland (UMD) researchers presented the first prototype of the personal conditioning device at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. This device is a robotic rover capable of delivering both cooling and heating to a building occupant. UMD researchers left to right: Daniel Dalgo, Jan Muehlbauer, Yilin Du, Jiazhen Ling, Reinhard Radermacher, Vikrant Aute, and Jelena Srebric.
10/26/15: Dr.if. Twan van Hooff, a research fellow at Leuven University and an assistant professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, who performs research in the building physics field spoke with Building Science Group members and delivered a lecture to University of Maryland faculty and students. The lecture covered work he has performed on transitional ventilation flows, full scale measurements and CFD simulations, and an analysis of passive climate change adaptation measures using building energy simulations.
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.
08/25/15 at 6pm: Five members of the Building Science Team currently at the University of Maryland will be giving a presentation to the National Chapter of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). Their presentations will cover the current work being done developming a urban scale online modeling tool (with a working demonstration) and efforts to monitor building occupancy levels and the use of this data to improve buidling energy modeling.
Monday, July 20th, 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
The Virtual PULSE demonstration webinar is meant for instructors seeking to integrate energy simulation into their coursework, but want to avoid the significant time investment it takes for students to learn how to build a complete energy model in energy simulation software. The webinar will give a live demonstration, and discuss experiences from using the tool in a course during the Spring 2015 semester.
09/20/2015 - 09/23/2015: The Univeristy of Maryland will host 2015's annual Mechanical & Energy Conference. This event will bring together facility owners, operators, engineers, and administrators with focuses on campus infrastrucutre; all with the goal of developing and sharing plans and practices to reduce energy comsumption, improve indoor air quality, and provide occupant comfort. Come see how Building Science Group research impacts campus operation, design, and planning. Abstract deadline has been extended till May 20th.
06/01/2015: Are you as interested in the intersection of buildings and technology as the members of the Building Science Group? Then check out the Global City Teams Challenge Festival at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. on June 1st 2015. Hear from over 50 participating groups/individuals including interesting work on smart residential homes and city-wide IoT integrations.
Dr. Mohammad Hiedarinejad was selected to present as part of aat the 2015 Cypber-Physical Systems Week. The presentation will be on the "Implication of Multi-Scale Modeling of Energy and Airflows in the Built Environment on the Design of Sustainable Smart Cities."
Matthew Dahlhausen has been awarded an ASHRAE Graduate Student Grant-In-Aid for his ongoing work on "Campus energy model calibration for metering and retrofit measure prioritization.”
01/21/2015: Under the direction of Dr. Srebric, CITY@UMD memebers sat down and planed out the coming Spring Semester. Discussed topics include: publications, Virtual PULSE, collaborative work with UMD Facilities Management, in addition to personal goals for the upcoming semester. In attendence were: Nicholas Mattise, Matthew Dahlhausen, Dr. Yang-Seon Kim, Dr. Mohammad Heidarinejad, Dr. Jelena Srebric, Saber Koshdel-Nikkho; along with undergraduates: Krishang Sharma, Mike, and Itohan.