The BC Chapter of IBPSA-Canada was founded in 2013 and consists of a general membership (mostly energy modellers), external partners (typically organizations that represent other industry groups), and a 5-position executive committee elected for a minimum 1-year term by the members.
The main focus of the BC chapter, as determined at the first annual general meeting in March of 2013, is to focus on energy modelling education, both:
- Internally- to elevate the level of experience and education of energy modellers, and improve consistency between modellers within BC, and
- Externally- to improve the understanding and appreciation of energy modelling within the greater building community.
In addition, IBPSA BC provides a forum for energy modellers to share knowledge, solve problems, discuss emerging technologies and enjoy other communications.
IBPSA BC is a chapter of IBPSA Canada. IBPSA Canada is a regional affiliate of IBPSA (also known as IBPSA World), a non-profit international society of building performance simulation researchers, developers and practitioners, dedicated to improving the built environment.