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Building Performance Analysis 3: Conceptual Design Phase - Can Architects Do Their Own Energy Analysis and Modeling?

San Francisco - Pacific Energy Center Webinar
Monday, November 25, 2019 (12:00 AM - 1:30 PM) (PST)
Event Details Important decisions made during pre-design and conceptual design can have a big impact on operational energy use in the finished building. Quick, simple, energy analysis during these phases can provide valuable information at little cost and when design changes are much more easily accomplished. However, early energy analysis is not yet standard practice in the design of nonresidential buildings. In this presentation, Erik Kolderup and Dimitri Contoyannis, HVAC engineers and energy modelers, will discuss lessons learned from a recent US Department of Energy (US-DOE) funded survey of architects, conducted by the International Building Performance Association (IBPSA), that looked at current energy modeling practices. They will also provide guidance on integrating energy analysis in early design, including discussion of analysis roles for both architects and specialists. Their guidance draws on best practice guidelines found in the new AIA guide Integrating Performance Simulation in the Design Process and ASHRAE Standard 209-2018 Energy Simulation Aided Design for Buildings Except Low Rise Residential Buildings. This presentation will be held in-person at the AIASF, 130 Sutter St., 6th Fl., San Francisco, and will be simulcast via internet in collaboration with the Pacific Energy Center.
Additional Information
Event Contact:
Jessica McVey
Contact Organization:
Efficiency First California
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