Building Simulation Users Group
The Building Simulation Users Group (BSUG) was created in 2009 to help to start a community centered around architecture and engineering-focused building simulation. Three years, later, BSUG secured funding for another three years from the Idaho Power Company, whom also provided funding for the 1st three years. Dubbed "BSUG 2.0" the second cycle of the group made some tweaks to its mission and aspired to provide more value to its members than just a static lecture series. Users groups are in unique positions to generate content that draws upon the diverse expertise of its members and guest lectures. This content has the potential to help support and add value to the established simulation community. The goals of BSUG 2.0 include:
- Continue to procure a lecture series from internal speakers, local experts, and regional/national/international
- Create a website to house newly archived sessions and serve as a gateway of knowledge concerning building simulation
- Create a living document that outlines the simulation protocols used by the UI-IDL on projects
- Conduct market assessments of the market penetration of building simulation in the local market
There are six lecture given each year. Lectures are split up to be presented in the first half of the year and the end of the year.Topics include energy modeling software, integrating building performance in the design process, and workflow/methods for an integrated design process. Door prizes are given away each lecture. Prizes focus on energy efficiency or related lecture topics.
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All BSUG session are streamed live and then uploaded to our YouTube channel. To view past lecture please click here.