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Building Simulation and Optimization 2018

Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, 11-12 September 2018

Conference Programme

The BSO 2018 conference opened on the morning of Tuesday 11 September and closed on the afternoon of Wednesday 12 September. 

The detailed timetable of presentations is available here.

The conference dinner took place at Emmanuel College on the evening of Tuesday 11 September. 

Keynote speakers at the 2018 Conference included:

  Application of Optimization Techniques to Environmental Design, Energy System Operation, and Building Shape Design

Professor Ryozo Ooka, University of Tokyo

Ryozo Ooka is a Professor in the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo.  He received his Bachelor degree at Kyoto University in 1989 and PhD degree at the University of Tokyo in 1997. His major research field is urban and building environmental engineering with a particular interest in urban energy systems, energy efficient buildings, indoor and outdoor thermal comfort and atmospheric environment. 

He has published about 200 peer reviewed research papers. He works for many academic societies including Board of Directors at the International Association of Building Physics, Architectural Institute of Japan, Society of Heating, Air-conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan.



  The future role of building performance simulation

Professor Joe Clarke, University of Strathclyde

Joe Clarke is the Director of the Energy Systems Research Unit and BRE Centre of Excellence in Energy Utilisation at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He is a founder member and past President of the International Building Performance Simulation Association and presently leads the organisation’s Futures Committee, which addresses the evolution of energy performance assessment tools.

His research interests range from the efficient utilisation of energy within the built environment through options for sustainable energy supply, taking into account the range of technical and social issues that impact on decision-making. His work involves the development and dissemination of software tools for options appraisal to help reduce energy demand, accelerate the take-up of new and renewable energy technologies, mitigate environmental impacts and improve human well-being. 

Penny Carey   Meeting the challenges of improving building  standards within the construction industry

Dr Penny Carey, Portakabin

Penny has over 15 years’ experience in environmental consultancy and nearly 30 years in building energy.  This has allowed her to develop a robust understanding of sustainable building design, environmental legislation, building regulations compliance, thermodynamic energy modelling and environmental assessment methods.  She is an accredited Non Domestic Energy Assessor and qualified BREEAM assessor.

At Portakabin, she is responsible for sustainable building design and building physics including thermodynamic simulation, modelling, climate-based daylight analysis, renewable energy assessments and Energy performance Certification.

She has a PhD in Building Physics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.


Building Performance Analysis

At BSO2018 there was a book-signing session for Building Performance Analysis. This book is written by Pieter de Wilde, the immediate-past chair of IBPSA-England, and it is the second book to be endorsed by IBPSA. The work offers a comprehensive and systematic overview of building performance analysis. It provides a working definition of building performance, and an in-depth discussion of the role building performance plays throughout the building life cycle. The book also explores the perspectives of various stakeholders, the functions of buildings, performance requirements, performance quantification (both predicted and measured), criteria for success, and the challenges of using performance analysis in practice.

Copies of the book are for sale directly from the publisher (Wiley).