20 Jun '13, 7pm

Should We Expect Energy Modeling to Predict Building Performance?: Author name:

Should We Expect Energy Modeling to Predict Building Performance?: Author name:

On this Department of Veterans Affairs Omaha VA Medical Center, energy modeling was used from the outset to analyze nine different massing schemes down to three more schematic schemes, then throughout the design of the selected scheme to optimize building massing, mechanical systems, daylighting, and onsite renewable energy usage. Image – Leo A Daly The green building industry focuses far too much on energy modeling to predict performance, not to make early design decisions. Let me put my headline question another way: Is prediction of building performance the highest use of energy modeling during building design? This question came to mind after I sent an email to our members this morning about our upcoming (July 9th) webcast on Energy Modeling for Early Design Decisions . One individual responded to me and questioned the credentials of the panel of experts we assembled f...

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