Building Energy Simulation Forum: Advanced Buildings New Construction Guide

As the bar rises for meeting base energy codes, approaches and technologies to reach and surpass that bar become more difficult. As a result, design teams must embrace and put greater emphasis on integrated design to deliver high-performance projects. This presentation explores how the Advanced Buildings New Construction Guide can help deliver building designs for small commercial projects that meet these advancing energy codes.

The Advanced Buildings New Construction Guide is a whole-building, prescriptive design guide that presents an integrated design solution for small commercial buildings. Design teams and modelers can use the guide as a starting point in the design process to save time and money on design iterations and for projects electing to do performance modeling.

Building Energy Simulation Forum
Wednesday, April 20
Presentation: 12 – 1 p.m.
Q&A: 1 – 1:15 p.m.
Ecotrust Building
721 NW 9th Avenue (2nd Floor, Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center)
Portland, OR 97209

Register here. Boxed lunches will be provided. If you are unable to attend in person, register as a remote attendee and the phone and webinar login information will be emailed to you.

About the presenter:

Sean Denniston
Senior project manager and advanced buildings program manager, New Buildings Institute

Sean’s work at the New Buildings Institute, NBI, includes analysis and review of data for commercial building energy performance and prediction, code and energy program effectiveness, and energy technologies. He also does research and review of commercial building design practices and energy and green technologies, including application, cost, savings and reliability, preparing analysis and graphics on commercial building energy use. Prior to joining NBI in 2009, he worked with a historic preservation consulting and development firm founded to rehabilitate historic residential properties, with a special emphasis on energy-efficiency upgrades that are effective and sensitive to the significant aspects of historic buildings. Early in his career he worked as a research associate with Heschong Mahone Group performing building energy analysis and developing custom analysis tools, and doing background research and analysis for development of California Codes and Standards and other public policy initiatives. Sean earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree in historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.