IBPSA Boston Event Feb 7th

IBPSA Boston in conjunction with IES Boston is excited to present our next event, Daylight Simulation in Design, on February 7th from 6:00-7:30pm EST at MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  We have two groups of speakers who will present some exciting applications of daylight simulation in architecture projects.  As usual,  the event also will be webcast and web-archived.  Also, February marks the one year anniversary for IBPSA Boston.  So we hope you'll join us afterward to celebrate.  Please RSVP to ibpsa.boston@gmail.com if you plan to attend in person.  Details below.

(Also, please save the date for our next event, a joint meeting the evening of March 13 with ASHRAE and AEE.)


Daylight Simulation in Design
February 7, 6:00-7:30pm EST
MIT, building 7 room 431, aka the Long Lounge

That's the MIT Architecture Department at 77 Massachusetts Ave, the large domed building.
Social event to follow at a local pub TBD.  Munchies provided.

Presentation Synopses:

Schroepfer + Hee’s New Jurong Church (planned for completition in 2013) is an approximately 10,000 sqm religious and cultural facility located in the densely populated western part of Singapore. The presenters will discuss how, with the need to mitigate the harsh climate conditions of the tropics and yet not have a high dependence on mechanical cooling systems, the conception and design of the building envelope employed state-of-the-art lighting and energy use simulations to make full use of passive systems, leading to an understanding of architecture in that form, material, structure and performance are not seen as separate elements, but rather as complex interrelations.
Daylight modeling can be a powerful tool in the professional architectural world, but it can also create various challenges. Using examples from their work at Lam Partners, the presenters will show ways in which daylight modeling can be crafted strategically to support design ideas, as well as some of the hurdles to using this type of analysis on projects. The presentation will touch upon topics such as cost, efficiency and marketing.

Speaker Bios:

Thomas Schroepfer is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Design at Singapore University of Technology and Design, founded in collaboration with MIT. He is also a practicing Architect and founding Principal of Schroepfer + Hee, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based internationally acclaimed design practice. His latest book, titled “Material Design”, published by Birkhäuser discusses material innovation in architecture and has been featured in, among other publications, Metropolis Magazine as a new and notable book on architecture, culture, and design. He is currently working on a new book titled “Ecological Urban Architecture” that will be published by Birkhäuser in June 2012.
Alstan Jakubiec, educated as an architect, is currently pursuing a PhD degree in building technology at MIT, focusing on the energy consequences of daylighting strategies at building and urban scales. His work and research projects have investigated the role of simulation and parametric technologies in designing, understanding, and predicting the behavior of complex buildings. Alstan has helped to develop the DIVA sustainable design plug-in.

Azadeh Omidfar is a Master of Design Studies graduate from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and the 2011 recipient of the Harvard Daniel L. Schodek Award for Technology and Sustainability. Her research focused on building skins performance and fabrication. Azadeh has been a LEED accredited professional since 2008.She is currently working at Einhorn Yaffee Prescott (EYP) in Boston and MIT in Cambridge.
Glenn Heinmiller is a Principal at the architectural lighting design firm Lam Partners, where he has designed daylight and electric lighting systems for a diverse range of commercial, institutional, and civic projects. Glenn is NCQLP Lighting Certified, and a professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). He is a LEED Accredited Professional and serves as a USGBC Subject Matter Expert for the LEED light pollution credit. As Chairman of the IALD Energy and Sustainability Committee, he manages the IALD’s participation in energy and green building code development.
Kera Lagios is a designer at Lam Partners, an architectural lighting design firm. Her work includes daylight and electric lighting design for a variety of project types, including facades, offices, schools, hotels, hospitals and educational institutions. In her work, Kera regularly utilizes 3-D modeling, animation, scripting and daylighting tools. Kera graduated with a Masters of Architecture in 2010 from The Harvard Graduate School of Design, and is a developer of the DIVA daylighting and energy plug-in. Her lighting installation, “Keep Away”, was recently shown at the Bizarre Animals exhibition at Harvard’s Natural History Museum.

Transportation and Parking:

77 Massachusetts Avenue is accessible via the red line T, Kendall Square stop, as well as the #1 bus and several other buses.
Metered parking can be found on Mass. Ave., Vassar St., and Main St.  After 5pm you may find (legal???) parking in the lot on Mass. Ave. accross from Fresco's and next to the ATM kiosk and the railroad tracks.

Remote Access Instructions:

We will broadcast the session using AnyMeeting. You may register ahead of time, which would be helpful to us, or sign-in without registering once the meeting starts.  The URL for the broadcast will be: http://www.anymeeting.com/ibpsaboston1 The registration URL is: http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=EB56D7848847 You will be able to hear the presentation and discussion through your computer speakers, and to text questions for the speakers (using AnyMeeting) to our webmaster, who will be monitoring the remote attendees.

More Info on IBPSA Boston and IES Boston:

IBPSA Boston http://ibpsa-boston.com/ is a local chapter of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, USA Regional Affiliate. Membership for individuals in IBPSA Boston is free. If you would like to be notified of all our events, please join our mailing list by emailing "Membership Request" to ibpsa.boston@gmail.com.
IES Boston http://www.iesnewengland.com/is a section of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.  The IESNA is the recognized technical authority on illumination.