High-performance building standards continue to evolve, becoming more stringent and often causing confusion in the industry.  Many of us have agreed to improve the performance of our projects in parallel with these criteria, but how do we get there?  The education session, “Preparing for LEED v4, ASHRAE 90.1, and 2030 Challenge with Building Modeling,” presented by Ryan Hoffman, Sustainability and Energy Services Manager for Heapy Engineering, and David Deal, Sustainability and Energy Services Project Manager at Heapy Engineering, will review each of the mentioned sustainable building standards to offer an understanding of the associated goals, and outline design concepts and processes for achievement of these guidelines.

Project teams preparing for LEED v4 understand that the Integrative Process Credit calls for a preliminary “simple box” energy modeling analysis before completion of schematic design as well as a preliminary water budget. While energy modeling is necessary for energy code compliance and green building certification, it’s important that project teams utilize the tools available early and often during design. Therefore, this session will describe how early‐stage energy modeling can influence design decisions through an integrative design process, and highlight the proven tools which yield the desired outcomes in the shortest time.

This session will explain the value proposition of energy and daylight modeling, including the essential functionality and expected outcomes of energy modeling. Demonstrative case studies will be provided, along with comparisons of modeled versus actual post-occupancy performance.

DesignColumbus will be held at COSI on April 20.

This year’s keynote speaker, Doug Kridler, is sponsored by The Columbus Foundation’s Green Funds.


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