The IBPSA September Twofer

PowerPoint Presentation

The International Building Performance Simulation Association – Houston Chapter invites you to our dual September presentation on September 12th 2016 at 5:30 pm at Kirksey Architecture:

The first part will be an Introduction to Cradle CFD for Building & Architecture by Cradle, a software package specializing in Computer Fluid Dynamics. This will be presented by Ben Cook from Cradle Software Co.

From Cradle:

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is one of the most sophisticated ways to evaluate how the building design matches the goals of the designer and engineer. CFD helps engineers and architects to understand the otherwise unknown, macro and micro environments of a building’s design. Building simulation analysts often find CFD software challenging to use due to the complexity of the simulation and the over whelming inputs required for building and architecture simulations.  Cradle has catered to architectures by providing them with a practical CFD software for their applications. This presentation will provide an insight into Cradle’s deep rich history in the building and architecture industry.


The second part will be a report about this year’s ASHRAE-IBPSA SIMBuild Conference followed by Kapil’s and Alfonso’s presentation “Comparison Of Simulation-Based Metrics In LEED & WELL Rating Systems”, which they presented at the Conference in Salt Lake City.

From their presentation’s abstract:

GBCI has launched a host of Building Performance Standards. WELL Building Standard, which focuses on Occupant Health, is already under evaluation by many AEC professionals. WELL has many ‘common grounds’ with LEED, especially with those under Indoor Environmental Quality Credits. However, there are many other LEED Credits that get impacted by WELL metrics. Using simulation models from two LEED buildings in Houston, TX – an office building and an educational building – a comparison of simulation-based metrics that can affect WELL and LEED Scores would be presented.

There will be a 30 minute networking session prior to the presentations, which will start at 6:00 pm. This event is free of charge. Parking is provided.

PLEASE RSVP HERE or by email to

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