Performance Huddle is an annual full-day symposium organized by IBPSA-Houston relating to building performance simulation.
The speakers are building scientists, architects, engineers involved in practice or academia. It is geared towards students, practicing architects or engineers and experts in the field.
Venue & Date
Friday, Sep 20th 8:00am- Optional Workshop, 10:00am- main conference registration
Hilton Garden Inn Houston NW American Plaza, 14919 Northwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77040
Free parking available.
An optional 2-hour comprehensive workshop will be provided by Sefaira, SketchUp. Hariharan Natarajan and Niraj Poudel will guide you through what they call a “Quick and Easy Daylight Analysis for Architects”. All attendees should have a laptop with them at the conference. They will need to have a basic knowledge of buildings and familiarity with Sketchup. Information for software installation will be forwarded to your registration email. Places are limited, make sure you register on time. Contact Mili Kyropoulou for more details
The workshop will cover:
1. The Basics of Daylight – concepts of illumination, luminance and terms/units
2. Shadow Studies in Sketchup
3. Daylight Availability in Sefaira
4. Spot checks in Velux Daylight Visualizer
5. Daylight Rendering Studies in VRay
|Workshop 8:00-10:00||Quick and Easy Daylight Analysis for Architects||Hariharan Natarajan, Niraj Poudel -Sefaira|
|10:00-10:30||Registration for Conference/Coffee Break|
|10:30-11:15||Design Informed by Performance||Luke Leung -SOM|
|11:15-11:30||Traveling without Moving||Heath May -HKS|
|11:30-11:45||Virtual Reality & Lighting Simulations: New Gensler Houston office||Jared Gunlock -G2LD & Angela Palmer -Gensler|
|12:00-13:00||Lunch (inc. 15 min Demo by EDSL TAS)|
|13:00-13:45||Ideas are not Black and White: Attitudes for Successful Climate-Responsive Design||Erik Olsen -Transsolar KlimaEngineering|
|13:45-14:00||Occupancy Simulation||Kevin Giuseppetti -Kirksey|
|14:00-14:15||Energy Modelling: Expectation vs. Reality||Eric Granhaug -Noresco|
|14:30-15:15||Coffee Break (inc. 15 min Demo by IES VE)|
|15:15-16:00||Engineering Instinct and Analytics: An Unfinished Journey in Climate Zone 2B||Emir Pekdemir & David Bersohn -BuroHappold|
|16:00-16:15||Effects of Indoor Environmental Parameters Related to Building HVAC Systems on Patients’ Medical Outcome: A Review of Scientific Research on Hospital Buildings||Amreen Shajahan -Texas A&M|
|16:15-16:30||Enhancement of “Effective” Thermal Resistance of Building Insulation Using Phase Change||Weihuan Zhao -University of North Texas|
For more info on speakers and their topic visit this Page
|Conference only||Conference + Workshop|
|Early Bird||Sep 5th||$15||$35||$25||$55|
|On site registration||Sep 20th||$50||$75||–||–|
Lunch is included in the registration fees.