Dr. Brown chaired the Scientific Committee for the 2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference which took place in September 2014. As described on the website, ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA convened this conference to improve the industry’s ability to accurately model building performance. The conference 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.

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.