November 2, 2018


  • In the upcoming Green Build 2018, surely, their net zero energy certification is going to be a big announcement. So what does it means for energy modelers? What happens to the EAp2 and EAc1 we're so familiar with? Based on what we know, chances are e...

October 23, 2018

Creating, maintaining and improving energy modeling software is a challenging and exciting thing. After working more than 15 years in this industry here are my top joys and woes:


  • Innovation, innovation, innovation

It is truly incredible to see new ideas come o...

October 4, 2018

If you didn't went to annual ASHRAE & IBPSA joint Building Performance Analysis Conference and Simbuild 2018 aka BPACS 2018 (jeeze that was a mouthful - what happen to keeping things simple like #BuildSim2017?), here's a 5-minutes run down. 

Keynotes: A good keynot...

I think hours and hours rolling on this roller coaster had made me a more strategic woman although sometimes bitter or too overenthusiastic.

With certain software, it isn't always "easy". I mean, I get it. We got to put in the years and learn the shit. Usually, the advi...

August 9, 2018

1. Working Remote

Most energy modelers who are practitioners work either in architecture, MEP, or consultant firm. Usually, an energy model in the work isn't going to stop construction or affect the design process of other trades. What I'm saying is the nature the work...

July 24, 2018


  • 2018 IES-VE version is out (Do you know the little bugs with it? Let us know! Otherwise, stick to the version you know best even if it's 2015 version... We all learned the hard way: don't fix what's not broken.)

  • Educational Networks Pop-ups: Per...

July 5, 2018


Please welcome Harshana Thimmanna (LEED AP, WELL AP, BEMP) to our '18 quarterly meeting and to keep us all updated on what's going on with the Title 24 (part 6 in particular) 2019 and how it affects compliance modeling. 

This is particularly interesting because...

February 13, 2018

Here is a summary of what's happening in energy modeling world in 2018 featuring Open Studio work sharing, codes and standards new changes.

February 9, 2018

This first meeting of the year is going to be all OpenStudio. As you might know, OpenStudio is a free software developed by NREL. Its purpose is a graphical user interface for EnergyPlus, promising an easier workflow for creating geometries and scripting availability f...

January 2, 2018

2017 was a whirlwind beginning for IBPSA San Diego Chapter. Here are some recaps:

  • We held 8 consecutive monthly meetings (whoohoo!) while taking a Winter Break as the Holidays kick in. 

  • We held 3 networking sections. 

  • More than 3 San Diegan members attende...

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