eSim 2020 is the biennial conference of IBPSA-Canada, first hosted in 2001. IBPSA-Canada is one of the largest and most active of the 28 Regional Affiliates of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, with over 600 members from industry, academia, and government. eSim 2020 is exploring new synergies between building simulation and data-driven methods of building analysis.
The building performance simulation domain is evolving. The increasing availability and affordability of collecting data from buildings is making it easier for simulation modelers to either calibrate physics-based models with data, or altogether replace some of these models with data.
eSim 2020 is exploring synergies between simulation and data-driven methods of building analysis.
Whilst eSim 2020 will continue IBPSA-Canada’s tradition of representing the wide body of researchers and practitioners in Canada in the building performance simulation industry, the conference is prototyping new ways of engaging with emerging trends in the fields of building data analytics and machine learning.
Principal, Focal Engineering
Susan MacDougall (FEC, P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C, CPHC) founded Focal Engineering in 2015 and is considered a leader in the field of energy modelling in British Columbia. She is a mechanical engineer, energy modeller, and project manager with 15 years of experience in the building industry. Susan has contributed to many committees related to energy modelling and the BC Energy Step Code and has co-authored guides and documents that aim to improve energy modelling and building performance in BC.
Susan is active in the community, focusing on roles that promote sustainability and support women in engineering. She volunteered with the provincial energy modelling association, IBPSA BC, for 6 years, leading it for 4 years as Chair. She is serving her fourth year as an elected Councillor with Engineers and Geoscientists BC.
Director of the Building and Urban Data Science (BUDS) Lab, Assistant Professor, National University Singapore
Dr. Clayton Miller (ResearchGate)(LinkedIn)(GitHub)(ORCID)(Publons)(Kaggle)(Publons) is an Assistant Professor at NUS in the BUDS Lab, the Co-Leader of Theme D - Data Analytics at the UC Berkeley SinBerBEST2 Lab and the Co-Leader of Subtask 4 of the IEA Annex 79 Occupant-Centric Building Design and Operation. He holds a Doctor of Sciences (Dr. sc. ETH Zurich) from the ETH Zürich, an MSc. (Building) from the National University of Singapore (NUS), and a BSc./Masters of Architectural Engineering (MAE) from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL). He is the former CTO of Optiras Pte. Ltd, a Singapore NRF-funded start-up, a former Fulbright Scholar to Singapore at NUS and a Walter Scott Jr. Scholar at UNL.
Rapid-fire presentations on the latest ideas, innovations, and projects out of Canada’s building simulation industry
Hosted by Susan MacDougall (Focal Engineering) and Dr. Cynthia Cruickshank (Carleton University)
A gathering of members of the BC Energy Step Code Council, academics, and consultants on the past, present, and future of the Step Code
eSIM 2020 PRACTITIONERS TRACK
Do you have a project, innovation, or idea that’s moving the simulation and data analytics industry forward? Submit a two-page short paper and present your work at eSim 2020.
Abstracts due: March 1st, 2020
Submissions due: May 1st, 2020
eSIM 2020 WORKSHOPS
eSim 2020 will include a Workshop Day on 17 June, and the organising committee is soliciting proposals for workshops for half day (3 hour) or full day (6 hour) sessions. Possible workshop formats include demonstrations or tutorials of a simulation program or analysis method, and discussions or break-out sessions on specific topics.
Short Proposals due: March 1st, 2020
Buses will be provided to and from an off-campus dinner reception
Power-Hour for Women in Energy Simulation hosted by Susan Hayes and Prof. Cynthia Cruickshank
eSim 2020 will be held at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Ample discounted on-campus accommodation will be provided to conference participants. Further details on accommodation discounts, transport will be provided in February 2020.
Scientific Committee Chairs
Dr. Ralph Evins
University of Victoria
Vancouver Zero Emissions Buildings Center of Excellence