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Registration Now Open: Hybrid Workshop on Global Challenges in Energy Performance and Modeling


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) invites all interested stakeholders to register for an upcoming hybrid workshop on global challenges in energy performance and modeling. The workshop is being held in conjunction with meetings of two International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committees (TCs): ISO/TC 163, Thermal performance and energy use in the built environment, and ISO/TC 205, Building environment design, with their subcommittees and working groups.

“ISO/TC 163 and ISO/TC 205 International Workshop: Responding to Global Challenges” will cover changes needed in efforts surrounding the holistic approach to buildings (EPB), as well as various issues and actions addressing data needed. Attendees will also learn about how other members of the global community are dealing with the challenges they face. ASHRAE is hosting the workshop and the TC plenary meetings.

The workshop will be held on Monday, September 25, 2023, from 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET. Registration is now open. Attendees of the TC 163 and TC 205 plenary meetings can attend the meetings in person in Peachtree Corners, GA, while other participants can attend virtually. Presenters will be both in-person and virtual.

For the past ten years, workshops have been held annually in conjunction with the meetings of TC 163 and TC 205. This workshop will be a slight departure from past years: previously, the focus has been on the development and implementation of EPB through the ISO 52000 series of standards. This year’s workshop agenda reflects the common understanding that there is a need for data and modeling to assure the accuracy of building assessments. In addition, there is a growing recognition that the built-environment industry is undergoing a dramatic shift and that global collaboration is crucial in these efforts. Speakers will explore these topics, with presentations including:

  • The ISO 52000 Family of Universal EPB Standards Facing the Global Challenges
    • The ISO 52000 family is a powerful set; how to improve and expand it further, Dick Van Dijk
    • The European Directive (EPBD) as frontrunner for the holistic set of EPB standards, Jaap Hogeling
    • The link between product data and EPB calculations; heat pumps and chillers as example case, Laurent Socal
  • Next Challenge: How to Provide Required Information to the ISO 52000 Series, Evolving from Modeling to SMART Standards
    • Standardization of validation methods as a means to open up the use of performance-based methods for calculating the energy performance in the ISO 52000 family, Arknell Petersen
    • New modeling approaches in ASHRAE, Richard Lord
    • Demonstration project as a step towards SMART standards, Ralf Kyrk
  • Globality: Regional Challenges
    • Challenges in the Indian construction industry to achieve responsible growth, Ashish Rakheja
    • Challenges on the implementation of the Energy Performance Certificate and its applications in South Africa that was mandated on December 8, 2020, Oludare Soluade
    • Overview of the various challenges in benchmarking the EPB and setting appropriate performance EPB standards in developing economies/global south, Farhan A. Mehboob

View the full agenda, and register for the workshop.


Jana Zabinski

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