This panel discussion will examine the energy modeling process through the experiences of an architect, engineer, and energy modeler. Each panelist will discuss their roles throughout the design process as it relates to energy modeling and speak to what often goes wrong and what can go right. Case-study based discussion will focus on design decisions, information requirements, communication strategies, and other facets of an integrated “energy” design process.
- Kjell Anderson – LMN Architects – Architect
Kjell Anderson is an author and architect, serving as the sustainability coordinator at LMN Architects. He keynoted the 2016 SimBuild conference and has also spoken at the AIA+2030 Series, Greenbuild, and the AIA National Convention. He currently serves on the AIA National Energy Leadership Group, co-authoring the AIA’s 2017 climate change statement and helping to revamp the AIA Energy Modeling Design Guide.
- Joel Good – RWDI – Energy Modeler
Joel is a Building Performance Design Consultant with RWDI Vancouver where he applies his mechanical and environmental engineering background to create comfortable, sustainable designs that harness a site’s natural energy sources. Joel has over 10 years of experience specializing in energy and daylight modeling, solar and reflected light studies, natural ventilation, thermal comfort, renewable energy and net-zero strategies. Joel has worked on projects across all climate zones, ranging from naturally-ventilated schools in the Pacific Northwest to net-zero masterplans in Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Joel is a Passive House Certified Consultant as well as being both a LEED and WELL accredited professional.
- Arash Guity – Mazzetti+GBA – Engineer
As Chief Sustainability Engineer and a licensed Mechanical Engineer, Arash leads Mazzetti’s sustainability/energy practice, specializing in sustainability and LEED® consulting, energy analysis, strategic planning, greenhouse gas analysis, international design standards development, measurement, and verification, and directing research efforts in ventilation and airborne infection control. The value he brings to clients is his ability to bring forward-thinking concepts and approaches to projects and work with clients to understand their core issues to propose optimal solutions.