Friday, January 21, 2011

February Chapter Meeting - Puget Sound ASHRAE

Program Topic: Advanced Energy Design Guides

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Rock Bottom Brewery - Seattle
1333 Fifth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

11:30 AM - 12:00 Noon: Registration & Social
12:00 Noon - 1:15 PM: Lunch and Presentation

Theme: Sustainability

Presentation Overview:

ASHRAE, IESNA, USGBC, AIA, and DOE have collaborated on a series of Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDGs) for at least 30% energy savings beyond Standard 90.1-1999. The guides provide prescriptive packages for each climate zone to reach the 30% energy savings. The AEDGs are accepted for points toward LEED-NC certification (instead of simulation). This presentation provides an overview of the AEDG process as well as examples of packages and case studies from each guide.

Program Presenter: DRURY B. CRAWLEY, PH.D.
Director, Building Performance Products
Bentley Systems, Inc.
Washington, DC

Dr. Crawley leads the development of software for building performance and sustainability at Bentley Systems. Prior to joining Bentley Systems in 2010, he lead the U.S. Department of Energy’s team working to achieve cost-effective net-zero energy commercial buildings by 2025 and was responsible for managing the DOE’s building energy software tools development activities including EnergyPlus and the Open Studio plugin for Google SketchUp.

With more than 30 years of experience in buildings energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability, he has worked in government research and standards development organizations, as well as building software, design and consulting companies. A registered architect, he also has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering on the topic of building simulation as a policy tool from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.

He is active in ASHRAE (Chair of Standard 169 Weather Data for Building Design Standards, member of SSPC 189.1 Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, member of SSPC 140 Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs, member of the Technical Activities Committee, former member of the Research Administration Committee, and former chair of TCs 2.8, 4.2, 4.7, and 7.1). He was made an ASHRAE Fellow in 2009, received an ASHRAE Distinguished Service award in 2003 and a 1999 Symposium Best Paper Award for “Which Weather Data Should You Use for Energy Simulations of Commercial Buildings?”

He is also active in AIA, IBPSA, USGBC (former member of the Research Committee and the Energy & Atmosphere TAG), and serves on the editorial boards of three international Journals. He has written more than 100 papers and articles and made more than 300 presentations on energy efficiency, sustainability, and renewable energy topics throughout the world.

Make your reservation by 5:00 PM Tuesday, February 15th, 2010

COST: Members $35, Guest $40, Students Free

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If you have any questions contact Michel Sotura at or 206-623-0717.

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