Energy Modeling for Architects

a professional practice forum

Thursday, October 15, 2015
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1.5 CES LUs

Christian Agulles of PAE Consulting Engineers and Brendon Levitt of Loisos + Ubbelohde will lead a presentation and discussion on energy modeling, detailed site micro-climate analysis method and current strategies–and how those will trend and change in the future.

What do architects need to know about energy modeling?  We will discuss how different types of energy models inform different design decisions.  We will also touch on how architects can frame better questions and apply modeling results more effectively.  Participants should come out of the discussion with a handle on some of the opportunities and limits of energy modeling.

About the Presenters:

Christian Agulles, PE, LEED AP, Managing Principal, PAE Consulting Engineers. Christian is a licensed mechanical engineer with more than 20 years of experience. Before joining the firm, Christian was a Senior Vice President and Managing Director of WSP’s Washington, D.C. office. His resume features many notable projects including the American Medical Association of Medical Colleges Headquarters in Washington D.C., Virginia Military Institute Indoor Training Facility in Lexington, VA, The Sahara Hotel and Casino Renovation in Las Vegas, NV, The New US Embassy in Berlin, Germany and a number of professional sports facilities including Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN.

Brendon Levitt, LEED AP, Associate, Loisos + Ubbelohde.  Brendon is a licensed architect in the state of California and a LEED Accredited Professional.  He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture from Yale University.  As an Associate at Loisos + Ubbelohde, Mr. Levitt has served as project manager, modeler, and designer for a wide range of buildings.  With proficiency in diverse software tools from Therm and EnergyPlus to Athena and AGI, he has contributed to work in thermal comfort and energy modeling, life cycle analysis, daylighting design, lighting design, LEED consulting, and renewable energy modeling.  Before joining Loisos + Ubbelohde, he worked with Pritzker Prize Laureate Fumihiko Maki, where his projects included the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the MIT Media Lab, and the Center for the Arts at Washington University, St. Louis. 

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