ATLANTA - The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is hosting the Energy Modeling Conference: Tools for Designing High Performance Buildings, April 4-6, at its headquarters in Atlanta. The conference will provide hands-on modelers and principals with the information to better harness the power of energy modeling tools. The conference covers modeling fundamentals, building component contributions, software demonstrations, and case studies. A collaborative perspective is provided that demonstrates how energy models and computer simulations can assist all project team members in creating energy-efficient buildings.

“There are industry powerful modeling tools that enable engineers and architects to create and refine our vision of a building - its appearance, systems, operation, and performance,” said Lynn G. Bellenger, P.E., ASHRAE president and conference keynote speaker. “Understanding how to use those tools to model new and innovative system types and learning more about building physics will enable modelers to expand their abilities to design the high-performance buildings our clients demand and expect.”

William J. Worthen, AIA, will also join Bellenger as a keynote speaker. Worthen is the American Institute of Architects’ national director and resource architect for sustainability.

In addition, on April 6, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is launching its development roadmap for EnergyPlus, OpenStudio, EPGUI, and other tools. Attendees can provide feedback on the roadmap and on DOE’s general activities in the simulation tools area.

For complete information or to register, visit www.ashrae.org/energymodeling.

Publication date: 03/14/2011