The Conference

Conference Programme and Abstracts

Conference Proceedings

Welcome to Building Simulation and Optimization (BSO12)! This is IBPSA-England's first national conference, organised in association with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and hosted by Loughborough University. BSO12 provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge on the development and application of building performance simulation to the optimum design and operation of buildings. The conference has three broad themes:

  • New performance models and simulation methods
  • Procedures for optimizing design and operation
  • Real-world case studies

More information about these themes can be found on the call for papers page.

The conference will be held at Loughborough University, a leading UK university ranked first in the Building category by the Times Complete University Guide for the last 4 years. The university boasts unrivalled sporting achievement coupled with research that is internationally recognised. This conference provides the ideal opportunity to network with leading researchers in their field. Loughborough is located at the heart of the UK transport network and offers the unique opportunity for exploring some of England's popular tourist attractions, including: the Great Central Railway, the National Forest, the Peak District National Park, Robin Hood country and Rutland Water. The conference dinner will be held at the National Space Centre where you can sample the 'Lunar Eclipse' cocktail, enjoy one of the Space Theatre Shows and where the conference prize-giving will take place.

Who should attend?

The conference will be of interest to both academics and building design professionals. Where possible, conference papers will be presented in single sessions to enable participants to benefit from the attendance of all conference sessions. Keynote presentations will be given by leading academics and building designers.

About IBPSA-England

IBPSA-England is a regional affiliate organisation of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), an international organisation that aims to advance and promote the science of building performance simulation in order to improve the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of new and existing buildings.

We are grateful for the support from the following sponsors:

Taylor and Francis logo and link

Design Builder Software logo and link

DSSR logo and link

Journal of Building Performance Simulation cover and link

EQUA logo and link Buro Happold logo and link

CHAM Ltd logo and link

IES logo and link

Ariel view of the Loughborough University campus
Image of Henry Ford College situated on the campus of Loughborough University
Image of the athletics facilities at Loughborough University in action
Image of the National Space Centre in Leicester