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The theme of uncertainty seemed appropriate for our Las Vegas gathering, and Professor Gottfried Augenbroe of Georgia Tech spoke to the dinner crowd about the role of uncertainty in building performance analysis. He demonstrated using a simplified spreadsheet simulation tool how to explore the impact of different types of uncertainty on outputs. 

The afternoon...

What do architects need to know in regards to ensuring that our buildings perform as designed? This article will provide an introductory overview, touching on required benchmarking, gathering actual operating data for green building certification, relying on analytical testing rather than intuition, showing building owners the incredibly fast return on modeling...

Our firm, The Miller Hull Partnership, has designed a highly successful net zero energy (NZE) office building; energy use is low, allowing for net-positive operation, and thermal comfort is very good. Large glazed openings and tall ceilings...

Grateful for Simulation People

Those of you who attended the SimBuild conference last August in Salt Lake City might have heard me say, “I’ve never met a modeler I didn’t like.” Once you sort through that double negative – sorry about that - you’ll see that I like simulation people. The people who choose this work - besides being a little bit on the geeky side...

ASHRAE Technology Portal serves as a central body of knowledge for technology and research products. It provides access to download more than 1,700 Journal articles published since 1997 and 600 plus final reports from ASHRAE research projects published since 1958. The Portal allows access to a wealth of information in a timely, easy fashion through a robust search...

More than 30 percent energy savings can be achieved using the 2016 version of Standard 90.1, according to recent analysis conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) in support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program.

An update on the preliminary results of the 90.1-2016 progress indicator report was made at the...

The 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference and the AHR Expo saw record attendance with industry collaboration a strong focus of the events.

The 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference took place Jan. 28-Feb. 1 at Caesars Palace with the ASHRAE co-sponsored AHR Expo held Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The two events exceeded their record-breaking attendance from...

Fifty-five people were recognized for their contributions to ASHRAE and the industry at the Society’s 2017 Winter Conference, Jan. 28-Feb. 1, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Fellow ASHRAE is a membership grade that recognizes members who have attained distinction and made substantial contributions in HVAC&R such as education, research, engineering design and consultation...

ASHRAE is seeking presenters for its new Building Performance Analysis Conference as well as teams for its annual LowDown Showdown modeling competition.

The ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference takes place Sept. 27-29, 2017, in Atlanta, Ga. The modeling competition is part of that event.

“This conference engages the design aspect of modeling...

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