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Building Performance Simulation

One of the inter-disciplinary events that USGBC Texas Gulf Coast Chapter organized this month was Dr. Dru Crawley’s talk on Building Performance Simulation. USGBC Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, jointly sponsored November's meeting of Association of Energy Engineers's along with ASHRAE and IBPSA.

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. Dr. Dru Crawley from Bentley Systems, touched upon the development of energy simulation tools since 1970s and briefed about various algorithms being currently used in Energy & Lighting/Daylighting Simulation software. He talked at length about where the BIM industry is headed towards integration of Modeled & Real data, and various technological advances that the building-industry is undergoing right now.

The meeting was held at Green Building Resource Center. 

View the full presentation.