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Inaugural editotial

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Editorial We are pleased to introduce to you the inaugural issue of the Journal of Building Performance Simulation (JBPS) – the official journal of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). IBPSA was established in 1986 as a non-profit international society of computational building performance simulation researchers, developers and practitioners, dedicated to improving the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of new and existing buildings worldwide. The building industry, without a doubt, is one of the most important industrial and economical sectors influencing the quality of life and the environment. Computational simulation is increasingly employed to aid in the design, operation, or management decision making process and offers the potential to cope adequately with building performance related concerns, as well as with the construction process. The development, evaluation, use in practice and standardization of this technology is therefore of growing importance. For building design, construction, operation, maintenance and management activities, there is also an urgent need for the integration of ‘generally applicable’ and ‘generally accepted’ methods and tools, for various applications, each having various levels of complexity and/or various types of end-users. Technology transfer is also an important issue within the building simulation field. IBPSA aims to take a leading role in the promotion and development of building simulation technology and provide a forum for researchers, developers and practitioners to review building performance simulation developments, facilitate evaluation, encourage the appropriate and correct use of software programs, address standardization, accelerate integration and technology transfer. This journal is a key part of achieving this aim. The JBPS is an international refereed journal, publishing only articles of the highest quality that are original, cutting-edge, well-research

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