The need for practical building-modeling applications along with the need to transform design from a sequential process to a collaborative one will be explored in a specialty conference organized by ASHRAE.
The ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference, formerly the ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference, will take place Sept. 27-29, 2017, in Atlanta. It encompasses all uses for and aspects of modeling and the professionals responsible for that work throughout a building’s life cycle.
“Building-performance simulation is evolving into a multidisciplinary effort for projects,” Dennis Knight, conference chair, said. “The long-term goal is to create models during one phase or by one discipline that can be used, relied upon, and further developed and refined by other disciplines as the project, its data, and details grow throughout the building’s life cycle.”
Topics will include:
- Early phase analysis and the potential to reduce construction cost by many times the modeling cost.
- Energy costs and construction costs.
- Financial analysis/performance.
- Energy analysis.
- Monitoring coupled to predictive analysis to improve existing-building performance.
- Regulatory and building-rating-system compliance.
- Analysis for retrocommissioning and ongoing commissioning.
- Lighting/daylighting and water-use optimization.
The conference program will consist of keynote speakers, invited speakers, a call for presenters, and the ASHRAE LowDown Showdown.
For more information, go to www.ashrae.org/BuildPerform2017.