Recently, professor Zhai Zhiqiang, our Vice-President has been selected as a fellow of International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) and was invited to participate in the 16thInternational IBPSA Building Simulation Conference which will be held in Rome, Italy, in September.
IBPSA, founded in 1985, aims to develop the simulation and optimization technology of building energy conservation and environmental performance improvement. It it the most authoritative international academic organization in building performance simulation. It holds an international conference every two years. The grade of IBPSA fellow is awarded to members who have attained distinction in the field of building performance simulation (or in the allied arts or sciences), by either the teaching of major courses in said arts and sciences, or by way of research, simulation code development, original work, or the application of building simulation on projects of a significant scope. Up till now, there are 49 IBPSA Fellows in total. Only 5 professors in China, who are from Tsinghua University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Tongji University, are awarded the honor.