Major Organization Activities in 2014-2015
The 2nd Asia conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association

Author: Tsinghua University     Date: 2015/11/1

The second Expert Meeting was successfully concluded in KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany. The three-day meeting took place August 3 to 5, 2015. 
60 participants from 14 countries attended the two-day Annex 66 meetings. Many activities made significant progress. Three cross-task research topics, behavioral data collection and database, social and behavioral influencing factors, and behavior model evaluation and application, were discussed among all participants. Two special journal issues of Energy and Buildings are being managed by Tianzhen Hong, Andreas Wagner, and Bing Dong, with 34 articles submitted on the research area of occupant behavior in buildings. Participants visited KIT's facility LOBSTER, Laboratory for Occupant Behavior, Satisfaction, Thermal comfort and Environmental Research.