IBPSA USA - SFBA Chapter December Event - Understand Building Energy Efficiency through Department of Energy’s Asset Score Tool & Energy Modeling and Title 24

IBPSA USA - SFBA Chapter December Event - Understand Building Energy Efficiency through Department of Energy’s Asset Score Tool & Energy Modeling and Title 24

When: Wednesday, December 13th 2017 at 6:00 PM

Location: WeWork Montgomery Station | Room 3F | 44 Montgomery St | San Francisco | CA 94104

6 pm to 6:30 pm - Networking (food & drinks provided)
6:30 pm to 7:45 pm - Presentation
7:45 pm to 8 pm - Questions

Students: free 
Professionals: $10

In-Person Registration:


Topic #1 - Understand Building Energy Efficiency through Department of Energy’s Asset Score Tool (Supriya Goel)
The Building Energy Asset Score Tool, developed by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy, is a whole-building energy efficiency rating system that focuses on the as-designed physical characteristics of a building. This web-based modeling tool employs a simple user interface built using EnergyPlus to collect data about the building, and then generates an asset score and system evaluation for the building's envelope and mechanical and lighting systems. The tool also identifies cost-effective upgrade opportunities and provides insight into the energy efficiency potential of the building.
This presentation will provide a brief overview of the Asset Score Tool and detail results for some of the 1,000+ buildings assessed using this tool. In addition, the presentation will include a live demonstration to show the process of entering data into the tool and generating an Asset Score report.

Topic #2 - Energy Modeling and Title 24 (Meg Waltner)
Energy modeling is a critical component of the Title 24 compliance process for buildings following the performance path. The intent of the performance path is to provide design teams increased flexibility in achieving the code’s energy efficiency requirements. This presentation will provide an overview of the Title 24 development process including details on Title 24’s energy cost metric (time dependent valuation or TDV), discuss the role of modeling in the Title 24 process, and present research findings comparing the emissions and TDV outcomes of different space and water heating equipment types in prototype buildings.

Supriya Goel | Energy Research Engineer | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Meg Waltner | Senior Consultant | ARUP

Supriya Goel is an Energy Research Engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Her current work focuses on the development of a rating system for existing buildings, the development of simulation tools for rating buildings, and research in building energy codes and standards.

Meg Waltner is a Senior Consultant on Arup’s Energy and Sustainability team in San Francisco. Prior to joining Arup, Meg worked at the Natural Resources Defense Council as the Manager for Building Energy Policy. At NRDC, Meg was the lead advocate and negotiator for strong appliance efficiency standards, building codes, and test procedures set in CA, the US, and internationally. Meg also worked to develop federal incentives and policies to increase energy efficiency in buildings. Areas of expertise include building energy codes, rating systems, appliance standards and test procedures, retrocommissioning, mechanical systems, energy audits, LEED, and EnergyStar. Meg is a PE and LEED AP BD+C and holds an MS and BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017