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BSUG 2.0

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

BSUG 2020

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.

Newsletter Sign-Up

Click here to sign up for the BSUG newsletter to stay up-to-date on the lastest information and lecture topics.

Video Archive

All BSUG session are streamed live and then uploaded to our YouTube channel. To view past lecture please click here.

2020 Calendar

Click here to see this year schedule or past years of BSUG.

Upcoming BSUG

The State of Autodesk Simulation Software - Revit

Target Audience:

Engineers, Architects, & Simulationists


Date and Time:

June 24, 2020 – Noon to 1:00 p.m. MT




Idaho Water Center - Classroom #162

322 E. Front Street Boise, ID 83702




Parking is available underneath the building or in the adjacent parking garage.

The first hour of parking is free, each subsequent hour is $1.00.




To Register for In-person Attendance* Click Here;

WEBINAR Presentation Click Here

*FREE LUNCH provided to in-person attendees registered 24 hours in advance
In-person attendees will receive a raffle ticket for each session attended for a prize drawing at the end of the year. Door prizes at each session!


Description goes here.


Dylan Agnes

After earning a degree in Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Idaho, Moscow campus I wanted to pursue my Master's degree in Architecture in an urban environment, but also, to explore further the Science and Engineering of building design. The Integrated Design Lab was the place I wanted to work because of their actions in practicing Integrated Design where Architects and Engineers not only work together but that developing skills from the opposite profession is allowed and encouraged. I started working on projects at the Lab through class projects in Spring of 2015 because of a desire to work on real world projects. Shortly after that semester I began working as a Research Assistant at Lab working on a wide range of projects from Energy Modeling to Daylighting Design. I graduated with my Master's of Architecture in Fall of 2017 with an emphasis in urban planning and net-zero/energy efficiency building design.