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September 22nd CSI Meeting - Energy Modeling for the 21st Century

September 22nd CSI Meeting - Energy Modeling for the 21st Century

September 22nd CSI Meeting - Energy Modeling for the 21st Century
Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
DoubleTree Suites
320 N 44th St
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: 602-225-0500

Charlie Popeck, Green Ideas President and John Cribbs, Green Ideas Principal

Energy consumed by a building, in the course of its lifespan, has the most significant impact on the environment of any aspect of design, construction or operations. It is also the one of the biggest costs faced by a building owner.

Consequently, the considered selection of building materials and architectural, mechanical, electrical and controls systems are of critical importance to the ultimate energy performance of a design. Growing technology and software provides a platform for assessment of design options. Modeling, early in the design process allows a design team to evaluate and compare alternative materials and systems, coupled with capital costs, operating costs, and replacement costs. This thorough understanding of the life-cycle implications of material and system options can result in a high-performance building, which is a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Increasingly, progressive design teams are utilizing 3D Energy and Daylight Modeling as a component of a building science approach to design. However, Energy Modeling is often used incorrectly or at the wrong time, hindering the overall value of the tool.

This presentation will focus on best practices for Energy and Daylight Modeling and how these Models can be used to better equip design teams with data for a more informed decision making process in the course of design. Our presenters, Green Ideas High-Performance Building Consultants, will introduce an iterative approach to 3D Modeling which provides true building science approach for project teams, while keeping pace with stringent design timelines and budgets. The presentation will highlight how an integral modeling process can positively enhance the lifecycle operating costs for building owners, offering value-¬added recommendations that will improve the energy performance of a design.

About the Company:
Green Ideas is a full service high-performance building consulting firm that supports and utilizes a triple bottom line approach – environment, society and economy – in all of our work. Our goal is to drive total sustainability through efficient, cost-effective and innovative strategies that increase profitability and capitalize on market drivers. Our success with high-performance building design and practices throughout the entire lifecycle of our projects has proven that the most effective way to reduce environmental impact is through the built environment.

Our extensive experience in education, high-performance building consulting, energy modeling, building commissioning, and marketing of our projects, as well as hands-on experience in the trades, has well-equipped our firm to meet all of your needs as they relate to high-performance building. The combined skills and experience of our diverse LEED accredited staff allows us to quickly become a value-added member of any project team. We leverage this wisdom and knowledge to help your company identify and implement the most cost-effective and environmentally-responsible green building strategies possible.

Green Ideas was established in 2002 and since that time has maintained a leadership role within the U.S. Green Building Council locally, regionally and nationally and has leveraged the use of the high-performance building and sustainable design principles to provideexceptional results. The firm is designated by the Green Business Certification Institute as a LEED Proven Provider.

The firm focuses squarely on teaming with clients to achieve innovative, cost-effective sustainability results that are delivered within project constraints. Green Ideas has guided more than 150 sustainable design projects in the built environment (more than 100 with LEED certification) as well as providing a multitude of solutions for clients in all areas of sustainability from education and product assessments to marketing programs.

About the Speakers:

Charlie Popeck Charlie Popeck is a recognized authority and leader in the field of sustainability, building science and green building. As President and founder of Green Ideas Sustainability Consultants, Charlie is sought after as an expert in high-performance building design including LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) and other green building rating systems that strive for maximum resource efficiency and minimum environmental impact. He is responsible for business development, marketing, educational programs, technical consulting and operations at Green Ideas. Charlie has worked on a wide range of both commercial and residential projects utilizing his expertise with green building products, applications and installation techniques. His passion for sustainability and the green building industry, paired with his MBA focus and construction management background uniquely qualifies him as one of the most versatile High-Performance Building Consultants in the country.


John Cribbs John Cribbs is a Principal at Green Ideas and is responsible for technical consulting, project management and modeling services. He is a LEED Accredited Professional with multiple specialties and has intricate knowledge of the recently released LEED v4 Rating System. John has a heavy background in Building Information Modeling (BIM) from both a design and construction standpoint and has presented modeling and BIM related research on the national stage. John earned his Bachelors degree in Environmental Design, with an emphasis in Architecture, from the University of Colorado at Boulder, then went on to receive his Masters Degree in Architecture from Arizona State University, before completing his Construction Management PhD at ASU. He has worked on a diverse portfolio of project types, ranging from healthcare and advanced manufacturing facilities to single- family detached residential developments.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review Energy Modeling basics and why / when Energy Modeling should be performed
  • Discover the current status of Energy Modeling software packages typically utilized in the marketplace
  • Realize how the latest Energy Modeling software can address interoperability, and integrate daylighting, computational fluid dynamics, and plant / controls modeling into a single platform with a dynamic simulation engine
  • Learn the most effective Energy Modeling process and understand the importance of content generation
  • Engage in a case study that compares different Energy Modeling software packages
  • Identify opportunities for enhancing your AEC business deliverables
  • Understand how to apply Energy Modeling to the new LEED v4 system

11:00 AM Registration / Networking
11:30 AM Introductions / Chapter Business
12:00 PM Presentation
12:50 PM Closing Remarks

Members: Free
Non-Members: $25

DoubleTree Suite
320 N. 44th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008

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