IBPSA-USA Wisconsin Chapter
Online / Strang, 811 E Washington Ave. Madison, WI 53703
June 9, 2019
The IBPSA-USA Wisconsin Chapter welcomes Benjamin Skelton from Cyclone Energy to Strang's new office building at 811 E Washington Avenue. Skelton's case study sets out to tell the story of how the Walgreens Net-Zero Energy Store at 635 N. Chicago in Evanston, Illinois, was designed to accomplish this vision through state-of-the art design techniques, high-efficiency equipment, advanced control strategies and superior indoor environmental quality, and how the measurement and verification process is using calibrated energy modeling to track performance. We would warmly welcome those in the community interested about net-zero buildings, the buildings of the future.
Date and Time: Thu, June 6, 2019; 5:15 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
5:15pm - Arrive and tour of Strang by Russell Knudson
5:45pm - Drinks and appetizers
6:00pm - Presentation by Benny Skelton
Who should attend?
Energy modelers, analysts, architects, engineers, sustainability specialists, building owners, facility managers, teachers, developers, mechanical and electrical engineers, project managers, general contractors, city and community stakeholders, business owners and anyone interested in creating a vibrant, low-impact, and highly effective building culture.
The project has been designed to achieve Net-Zero Energy and been in operation for over two years with documented net-zero performance. It has been awarded ASHRAE Engineering Award of Excellence 1st Place New Construction at the Illinois Chapter, Region VI and International Society. The project is LEED Platinum Certification, Green Globes Certified, Green Globes, US EPA Green Chill Platinum and in consideration for Living Building Challenge.
Benjamin Skelton is the founder and president of Cyclone Energy Group, a Chicago-based building performance consulting firm. Skelton is recognized as an expert in the design, construction and operations of high-performance buildings. Ben has consulted on a wide variety of buildings and projects that include ENERGY STAR certification, U.S. Green Building Council LEED certification, and net-zero energy buildings. Benjamin has earned prestigious awards for engineering design achievement including multiple LEED Platinum Certifications and the ASHRAE International Design Competition 1st Place Design Award for a Net Zero Energy building. Skelton is serving his third year as a Director on the Board of ASHRAE, a non-profit International Society with over 57,000 members and Chapters in over 130 Countries.
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