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BPI's Home Energy Auditing Standard and Standard Practice for Basic Analysis of Buildings Released for Public Comment

The Building Performance Institute, Inc. announced that BPI-1100-T-201x: Home Energy Auditing Standard and its companion, BPI-1200-S-201x: Standard Practice for Basic Analysis of Buildings (formerly BPI-109), are now available for public comment for a period of 45 days (through Nov. 18, 2013). BPI-1100-T-201x and BPI-1200-S-201x were developed in an effort to standardize and clarify what is included in a whole-building, science-based energy audit of existing homes. 
ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference Announces Call for Presenters
The 2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference, Sept. 10-12, 2014, Atlanta, Ga., has announced a call for presenters. This new joint, co-sponsored conference encompasses the ASHRAE Energy Modeling and IBPSA-USA SimBuild Conferences. The call for presenters is focused on the theme "BIM, BEM and SIM – Integrated Building Design and Modeling," an area currently of great concern to practicing professionals that will be addressed through five broad tracks.
Call for presenter proposals are due Feb. 10, 2014.  A 400-word abstract addressing a specific topic and speaker background information are required.  Notifications will be issued in March 2014.

In addition to the call for presenters, organizers are seeking papers on topics addressing the integration and interoperability of analytic modeling tools (BEM and SIM) with physical modeling tools (BIM) as well as papers describing workarounds, case studies, how to's, challenges, barriers and cloud based solutions. The deadline for submitting a Conference paper abstract (400 or less words in length) has been extended to Nov. 12, 2013, to give authors an opportunity to present a paper. If accepted, papers are due March 3, 2014. The conference papers will be a maximum of 8 pages in length.

To submit a conference paper abstract or a call for presenter (non-paper presentation) or for more information, visit
NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company SAFE Awards Now Accepting Entries         
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is now accepting applications for the 2013 NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award For Excellence (SAFE). The awards program recognizes home builders and contractors who have developed and implemented high quality workplace safety programs, and also honors government officials and NAHB-affiliated associations who work to advance safety in the home building industry.
Center for the Polyurethanes Industry Seeking Papers, Posters for the 2014 Polyurethanes Technical Conference
The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council has issued a call for papers and posters to be presented at the 2014 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, which will take place September 22-24, 2014 at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, Texas. Paper abstracts are due February 3, 2014. Submission instructions and guidelines for development of papers and posters can be found on CPI’s website, Poster abstracts are due August 22, 2014.

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