February Building Energy Simulation Forum: The Bullitt Center in Review

In 2013, the Bullitt Center opened in Seattle, Washington as the world’s largest certified Living Building Challenge commercial building. To meet Living Building Challenge requirements, it was designed to achieve net-zero energy use with high-efficiency features such as passive cooling, natural ventilation, thermal massing and other HVAC solutions. At the Building Energy Simulation Forum on February 15, mechanical engineer Ben Burnett will discuss the building’s energy modeling approach and compare modeled energy use to actual performance data collected over the building’s first three years of operation. In light of recent enhancements to energy modeling tools, alternatives to the modeling approach will be discussed, as well as lessons learned.

February Building Energy Simulation Forum: The Bullitt Center in Review
Wednesday, February 15
Presentation: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Q&A: 1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Ecotrust Building
721 NW 9th Avenue (2nd Floor, Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center)
Portland, OR 97209

Register here to attend. 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.

Ben Burnett, PE
Mechanical Engineer, PAE

Ben is a mechanical engineer at PAE, a national leader in sustainable design. His focus is on using energy modeling to inform the design of energy-efficient and comfortable buildings. Ben’s resume includes multiple LEED rated or registered projects, such as the new LEED Platinum, Passive House and Net Positive Energy Innovation Center for the Rocky Mountain Institute. Ben holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Portland State University, where he studied building science and urban climate as part of the Green Building Research Laboratory. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Oregon State University.