Dr. Carrie Brown serves on the member-elected 2017-2019 IBPSA-USA Board of Directors, and has been appointed by the Board to their Executive Committee as the Secretary. As a member of IBPSA-USA, she has served in leadership roles for their conferences since 2013, including: Steering Committee and Scientific Committee member for 2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA, Executive Scientific Committee member for IBPSA Building Simulation 2017, Steering Committee Member for the 2017 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference, Scientific Committee Chair and Steering Committee Member for the 2016 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference and the 2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference, Steering Committee Member for the 2015 ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference.
As the Scientific Committee chair, Dr. Brown led the call for abstracts and papers, three rounds of double-blind peer reviews (totaling over 700 reviews), the conference technical schedule development, student scholarship applications and selection, and the overall best paper selection.
ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA convene to improve the industry’s ability to accurately model building performance. The current conference format merged the IBPSA-USA SimBuild and ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conferences. The focus was on making better decisions through the application of simulation and modeling over the entire building life cycle from the earliest concept through operation and maintenance.