IBPSA Indonesia Simulation Summer Camp


This summer simulation camp is an introductory workshop for building performance simulation. It introduces the concept of building performance, and how to perform calculations to quantify the performance.

This IBPSA Indonesia Summer Simulation Camp focuses on buiding energy simulation using EnergyPlus. HoneyBee is selected as the interface to EnergyPlus (from a list of other interfaces to EnergyPlus) as it can offer a lot more than just an interface to EnergyPlus. HoneyBee comes with other “bugs” that can work together to help perform performance calculations beyond EnergyPlus.

Passive House is selected as a case study simply because it has various performance criteria that can be used as a case study to exlain how simulation should be used in practice: to achieve targeted performance and proof compliance.

Beyond that, the Passive House concept for the tropics is an interesting concept. Indonesia in particular will face an increase of air conditioning use in residential sector, and that comes with a huge energy penalty if the house is not designed to be air conditioned. Passive House concent can be one solution to the energy problem.

Disclaimer: Note that this summer camp is NOT a preparatory course for passive house professional certification, and has no connection with the Passive House Institute or any other passive house institutions.

Target Audience

This summer camp is targeted primarily toward building designers: architects and engineers. Of course we welcome academics (professors and researchers) and students. The diverse background of the participants will enrich the discussion through out the summer camp.

There is absolutely no pre-requisite to this camp. People with zero experience to building simulation is welcome to join this program.


This simulation summer camp is co-organized by the Center of High Performance Buidings and Cities, Walungan Foundation and the IBPSA Indonesia. The Simulation Summer Camp (with various relevant topics) will be IBPSA Indonesia’s annual event.

Time and Location

The camp will be held on 20-24 July 2019 in Bandung, Indonesia.


IBPSA Indonesia Member/Full time student: IDR 3,000,000

IBPSA Indonesia Non-Member: IDR 3,500,000

International Participants: IDR 4,000,000

The fee includes:

  • 5-day simulation camp
  • Softcopy of all workshop materials (there will be no printed materials for the workshop)
  • Accommodation for 5 nights (check-in on 19-Jul-2019 and check-out on 24-Jul-2019)
  • Meals for breakfast and lunch (dinner on your own).


Dr. Ery Djunaedy is a consultant in the area of building physics and building performance simulation. He has degrees in the area of Building Physics/Science from the Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia, National University of Singapore, and Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands. His main interest is in the deployment of advanced simulation tools during the building design process. He has used advanced simulation tools like the energy and computational fluid dynamics simulations to design high performance buildings in Singapore, US and Indonesia. He has taught building physics courses to architecture and engineering students in the Netherlands, UAE, US and Indonesia. Nowadays he divides his activities between designing high performance green building, teaching building physics, developing professional associations, drafting background materials for policy development in the area of energy efficiency, and enjoying Indonesia country sides. He is the founding and current President of IBPSA Indonesia.

Program and Syllabus

The summer simulation camp is a 5-day workshop on building energy simulation using EnergyPlus through HoneyBee, to a total of 37 hours of learning. The Passive House concept and criteria is used as a case study on how to define and conduct simulation projects.

The camp will use a combination of lectures, hands-on structured exercise, and practical design exercise. Participants will be working in groups to actually design a Passive House, conduct simulations to achieve performance criteria and proof compliance, write a report and present the result to the whole group.

The camp program starts on Saturday, so that the whole 5-day program needs only three working days, in case somebody needs to take some days off to attend this camp. Furthermore, the program ends on Wednesday. For those who wants to extend your stay, exploring Bandung is nicer during weekdays compared to weekends due to severe traffic jams during weekends.

The syllabus is as follows.


The language of instruction during the workshop will be in English. The camp provides full support for Indonesian language.


Participants are required to bring a laptop for the summer camp. The organizer will not provide any laptop or computer for participants to use. The programs used in the workshop works in MS-Windows and Mac. The organizer will only provide full support for MS-Windows. It is suggested that all participants have installed all the required programs prior to the start of the camp.


HoneyBee is a plugin of Grasshopper, and Grasshopper is a plugin of Rhino. Rhino is the only paid program used in this camp. For those who does not have a license of Rhino, we suggest to use the trial version that is valid for 30 days. Please do not install the trial version now, as it will be expired before the camp. We will send out installation instructions when the time comes, so that everybody can use the trial version of Rhino for this summer camp.

The other programs used in this camp is free. Installation instructions will be sent later.

Venue and Accommodation

The summer camp will be hosted in Wisma Puri Larasati, Bandung Indonesia. Bandung is a city with cooler temperature (in tropical standard).

Wisma Puri Larasati: https://goo.gl/maps/VLWY9YF4rDyKsgTt6

All participants will occupy six apartments; each has two bedrooms of double occupancy. Four participants (of the same gender) will share one apartment. These four participants will form a group that will work on the design project for the workshop.

For extension of your stay in Bandung after the camp program, please contact the organizer.

How to Get Here

Bandung has direct flights from neighboring countries, namely from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Singapore. The airport of Bandung is Husen Sastranegara (airport code: BDO). Alternatively, Bandung can be reached through Jakarta (Soekarno Hatta International Airport, CGK). From Jakarta Airport, you can take the train or shuttle bus to take you to Bandung.

For local transport, Grab and Gojek are the two online taxi providers. There are also a number of conventional taxi operators in town.


On registration and technical programs:

Lintang Karainan, lintang@kinerja.org, WhatsApp: +62.812.8770.7338

On sponsorship and accommodation:

Indra Purnama Akbar, indra@kinerja.org, WhatsApp: +62.857.2222.2969

Photo Credit

Top photo: A passive house in Oregon designed by Holst Architecture and built by Hammer & Hand. Passive House Institute & Alliance U.S. / Flickr Creative Commons

Bottom photo: The surface temperature of a row of Brooklyn townhouses during a winter night. The house that appears blue was renovated to passive house standards by Fabrica718. This thermal image shows clearly that passive house has less thermal bridge. Photo courtesy Sam McAfee of www.SGBuild.com