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Luncheon Meeting

November 10, 2015
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Green Building Resource Center
1002 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77002

Over the last 50 years, Building Simulation has evolved into a powerful tool. It allows easy comparison of the energy and environmental performance of many hundreds of design or retrofit options. Building Information Modeling (BIM), on the other hand, helps designers create and visualize 3-D building models. BIM allows them to track thousands of building components in 3-D and thus detect potential interferences. Because much of the data that Building Simulation tools require already exists in the BIM models, it’s critical that simple methods for sharing that data are available. This presentation starts with an overview of building performance simulation fundamentals and history, what’s in the black box of key simulation programs, as well as comparing underlying simulation methods. Finally the opportunities and challenges for sharing data between BIM and SIM and recent advances in data exchange will be demonstrated. 

Bentley Fellow/Director,
Building Performance Bentley Systems, Inc. Washington, DC, USA

About Dr. Crawley

Dr. Crawley is Bentley Fellow and Director, Building Performance focusing on building performance, design, BIM, energy efficiency, renewable energy, net-zero-energy buildings, interoperability, sustainability and resilience. Prior to joining Bentley in 2010, Dr. Crawley led the U S Department of Energy’s Commercial Buildings Initiative [now Better Buildings Alliance] and initiated and led development of EnergyPlus and other DOE energy software for more than 15 years. With more than 35 years of experience in buildings energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability, he has worked in engineering software development, government research and standards development organizations, as well as building design and consulting companies. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland on the topic of building simulation as a policy tool including the potential impacts of climate change on the built environment. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Tennessee and is a registered architect. 

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 SPC 209P Energy Simulation Aided Design for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, former member of Technical Activities, Advocacy, Grassroots Government Activities, and Research Administration Committees, and past chair of TCs 2.8, 4.2, 4.7, and 7.1). He was made an ASHRAE Fellow in 2009, achieved the ASHRAE BEMP (Building Energy Modeling Professional) certification in October 2012, received the ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award in 2013, the ASHRAE Research Administration Committee’s Service to ASHRAE Research Award in January 2012, the 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 IBPSA (board member since 1998, Fellow in 2012, Regional Affiliate Liaison since 2006), IBPSA-USA (board member and treasurer since 2013), AIA, USGBC (member of the Energy & Atmosphere TAG and former member of the Research Committee), and serves on the editorial boards of three international Journals. He has written more than 125 papers and articles, testified before the U.S. Congress, lectured at more than 20 universities, and made more than 400 presentations on building energy efficiency, sustainability, and renewable energy throughout the world.


$0.00 GOLD Individual Membership (PAID)

$0.00 GOLD Company Membership (PAID)

$30.00 GREEN Individual Member (PAID)

$30.00 GREEN Company Membership (PAID)

$30.00 Non-Member