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CHAMPS 2016 and IEA-Annex 68 Expert Meeting

September 8, 2016 @ 8:00 am - September 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm


The 13th International Forum and Workshop on Combined Heat, Air, Moisture and  Pollutant Simulations (CHAMPS)  –  Thursday, September 8, 2016


The 2nd Expert Meeting of the International Energy Agency Annex 68 Project Indoor Air Quality Design and Control in Low Energy Residential Buildings  –  Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10, 2016

Professor Jensen Zhang, Syracuse University, USA
Professor Edward Bogucz, Executive Director of SyracuseCoE, USA
Professor Carsten Rode, Danish Technical University, Denmark


CHAMPS 2016 will focus on major challenges facing the combined heat, air, moisture and pollutant simulations for the design and operation of sustainable buildings, highlight the most recent progresses, and identify opportunities for further collaboration in CHAMPS research, development and applications. Topics will include:

  1. Whole building IEQ and energy performance: Modeling and simulation of combined heat, air, moisture, and pollutant transport processes in and around buildings, monitoring and intelligent controls;
  2. Sustainable and healthy buildings: Interaction and interdependencies between IEQ and energy efficiency measures, effectiveness of source reduction, ventilation and air cleaning strategies;
  3. Climate, community and site planning: Climate change effects on IEQ, urban and community planning, micro-urban climate and site impacts;
  4. Building envelope performance: hydrothermal performance of buildings in different climates, leakage and moisture control, envelope-integrated ventilation and energy storage systems, energy and durability;
  5. Micro-environment around occupants: demand-based personal environmental control, occupant behavior and impacts on IEQ and energy efficiency;
  6. Design studio: Methods and tools for coordinated and integrated urban and building systems design, building information modeling (BIM), CHAMPS simulation framework, software, and optimization techniques, common databases of materials, assemblies, building topologies, climates, and real-world versus design performances.
  7. Case studies: Applications of CHAMPS for building systems design and model-based predictive controls.

IEA – ANNEX 68 EXPERT MEETING will share the progress made to dates in each subtask of the project, and discuss the work plan for the next steps. The meeting will include general sessions and separate working group sessions for all subtasks including:

  1. Defining the metrics
  2. Pollutant loads in residential buildings
  3. Modeling – review, gap analysis and categorization
  4. Strategies for design and control of buildings
  5. Field measurements and case studies

Registration is open
Day 1, 2, and 3 – Thursday, Friday and Saturday (CHAMPS and Annex 68 Sessions): $75
Day 1 – Thursday (CHAMPS Sessions, Annex 68 General Session 1): $50
Day 2 and 3 – Friday and Saturday (Annex 68 Sessions): $25


Registration, logistics and visa letters – Stacy Bunce, sbunce@syr.edu

Technical program – Meng Kong, mkong01@syr.edu

We recommend the Crowne Plaza Syracuse, as it is closest to the venue.  Please contact Stacy Bunce at sbunce@syr.edu to reserve a room with the special Syracuse University rate.

Information about additional recommended hotels can be found here.


syracuse university engineering computer science
Syracuse Architecture


September 8, 2016 @ 8:00 am
September 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
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Syracuse University
Tsinghua University
Technical University of Denmark
Florida Solar Energy Center
Nanjing University
TU Dresden
The University of Tokyo
University de la Rochelle


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