Energy models not just for the uber green anymore
Oregon’s Daily Journal of Commerce recently reported that energy modeling is not just for sustainability geeks anymore! NEEA’s BetterBricks initiative has held that view for awhile and has partnered extensively with regional and national experts to research energy modeling tools and methods and educate architects and engineers.
NEEA’s BetterBricks asked Mike Hatten of SOLARAC and Jeff Cole of Konstrukt to present a performance modeling approach that aligned with the integrated design approach promoted by BetterBricks and deliverables regularly associated with design phases in a new booklet, “Integrating Energy Engineering and Performance Modeling into the Design Process.” Aimed at architects to use with their engineers, this booklet, provides a recommended scope of energy engineering and performance modeling services to support the development of very energy efficient, high performance buildings. The energy engineer/modeler will enhance the design team’s understanding of project opportunities and constraints, challenge the design team to examine key questions, act as an advocate and serve as a design team resource to improve a building’s energy performance throughout each design step.
We would love to hear your success stories with energy modeling! And any feedback on this first edition booklet.