Integrating Energy Analysis in the High Performance Design Process (1 HSW)

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Effective integration of energy simulation in the design process is not yet standard practice. Making the jump to performance guided design can be challenging for both designers and energy analysts without experience. In this presentation Erik Kolderup will discuss ASHRAE Standard 209-2018 Energy Simulation Aided Design, which provides guidance for integrating energy analysis in the design of nonresidential buildings. The new AIA guide Integrating Performance Simulation in the Design Process references Std 209 and describes how to simplify the process of integrating performance modeling into design by defining minimum requirements for providing energy design simulation and analysis at different stages of design. The program will also feature a local architect discussing how their firm has used energy modeling to support design.

This presentation will be held in-person at the AIASF, 130 Sutter St., 6th Fl., San Francisco, and will be simulcast via internet in collaboration with the Pacific Energy Center.


Don’t miss the other events in this series, held at the AIA San Francisco with accompanying simulcast webinar:

Monday, October 28, 2019; 12 PM:
Designing for Performance: Who, What, When, Why… and How?

Tuesday November 19th 12:00-1:30pm:
Integrating Energy Analysis in the Design Process  

Monday November 25th 12:00-1:30pm:
Can Architects do their Own Energy Analysis and Modeling? (Concept Design Phase)

Wednesday December 11th 12:00-1:30pm:
Effective Integration of Energy Modeling During the SD & DD Phase




Erik Kolderup, PE, LEED AP

Erik Kolderup, PE, LEED AP, is Principal of Kolderup Consulting based in San Francisco, California. Mr. Kolderup provides technical consulting services, focusing on the sustainable, energy efficient design and construction of commercial and institutional buildings. He identifies and evaluates design alternatives to optimize the integrated performance of a building’s systems. He employs computer simulation tools and other analysis methods to assist building designers in planning, designing, and specifying high performance systems. His experience covers envelope, lighting, daylighting, natural ventilation, and HVAC systems. His special interest is developing integrated design strategies for natural ventilation and daylighting. He is also a consulting faculty member at Stanford University teaching a class on energy efficient building design. Mr. Kolderup is based in San Francisco, California and has provided sustainability and energy consulting services since 1990, when he joined Eley Associates as an energy engineer. He became an owner in 1994 and served as vice president until the firm’s merger with Architectural Energy Corporation in 2004. After three years as Associate Principal, sharing management of AEC’s San Francisco office, Mr. Kolderup started Kolderup Consulting in 2007. He is also a consulting faculty member at Stanford University where he teaches a class on energy-efficient building systems. He holds degrees in electrical engineering and industrial engineering from Stanford University. He was a voting member of the ASHRAE Standard 209 Committee.

A Bay Area architect will speak to their experience with energy modeling in the design process


Katie Ackerly, AIA, LEED AP, CPHC

Katie Ackerly, AIA, LEED AP, CPHC, is an Associate at David Baker Architects, a top urban housing design firm based in San Francisco. Katie is DBA’s Sustainability Lead, and acts as the firm’s resource and advocate for building-performance tools and best practices. Katie came to architecture from energy efficiency policy, following an interest in how building performance solutions are communicated across disciplines. Katie holds both a Master of Architecture and a Master of Science in Building Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and she teaches a course on building energy fundamentals at California College of the Arts.


AIA CES Learning Objectives: At the end of the program participants can

  1. Define a ‘predicted EUI energy target’ and name two examples of energy performance benchmarks or tools used to establish a target.
  2. Name two ways in which the requirements of ASHRAE Standard 209-2018 Energy Simulation Aided Design promote procurement of modeling services that add value in the design process.
  3. Name the two primary purposes of ‘load reduction’ modeling as described in ASHRAE Standard 209 and the AIA guide Integrating Performance Simulation in the Design Process
  4. Describe an example from the energy modeling case study of how information from schematic phase modeling resulted in a design change.

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