Women in Building Performance and Simulation - Wisconsin Chapter Quarterly Event


Wisconsin Chapter of IBPSA-USA

Online / Thermal Energy System Specialists, LLC - 3 North Pinckney St. #202, Madison, WI 53703

September 19, 2019

Did you know that there is a significant percentage of women in the building simulation community - more than most of the other types of engineering? Have you considered what types of learning and professional environments yield fulfillment and success in the building industry? Where is the direction of our industry? How can we build and improve our community here in the Midwest?

There are incredibly talented people in Wisconsin and the region that have careers in building performance and simulation. Many of them happen to be women. This event will honor their accomplishments, discuss performance aspects of the significant building projects, and host a panel discussion of women in building performance and simulation.

Please join us all for an event on Thursday September 19th at Thermal Energy System Specialists on beautiful Capitol Square in Madison.

Date & Time: Thu, September 19, 2019; 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM CDT

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The agenda is as follows:

  • 5:30pm - Networking with Drinks and Light Appetizers
  • 6:00pm - Women in Building Performance and Simulation Panel Discussion with Brittany Carl Moser, Shona O'Dea, Shana Scheiber, and Rebecca Upham 
  • 6:45-7:00pm - Q & A with the Panel

The purpose of this event is to be insightful, educational, and inspirational. We kindly welcome people from industry, education, and sustainable business networks to attend.

Speaker Bios:

Brittany Carl Moser, EI, LEED AP Homes, is a Building Performance Consultant at Affiliated Engineers in Madison, WI. Her passion for improving quality of life bent her toward education in environmental engineering and sustainable design at the University of Florida with a focus in outdoor and indoor environmental quality and resource conservation. Brittany first worked in residential energy and water modeling, energy audits, life-cycle assessment, and green building certification. She then pursued further education in architectural/building systems engineering at CU Boulder, with emphasis in optimizing energy efficiency and occupant health/comfort via building simulations of illumination, fluid dynamics, and energy use. At AEI, Brittany’s work includes loads studies and energy modeling of lab and healthcare buildings. Brittany also strives to impact the field through consulting in sustainable community development abroad and ASHRAE project committees 189.1 and 189.3 (for high-performance green buildings and health-care facilities). 


Shona’s focus on efficiency and indoor environmental quality is an important component of DLR Group’s Performance Design Team, supporting the firm's pursuit of sustainable design and operation. Her primary goal is to challenge people to think differently about the way they design and operate buildings, advising teams from sustainable goal setting to efficient operations. She uses building simulation to help designers quantify energy savings and understand the interaction between building design, mechanical systems, and the environment. Born and raised in Ireland, Shona earned an honors degree in Building Services Engineering from the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland's leading sustainable building engineering program and moved to the Midwest as part of the Atlantis dual master’s program in Sustainability, Technology and Innovation at Purdue University. She currently serves as Young Engineers in ASHRAE Region VI Coordinator and President of the Chicago Chapter of IBPSA.


Rebecca has a Bachelor of Science in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in architectural engineering with mechanical emphasis from Penn State University. She has worked in the field of HVAC engineering since 1997. Her work has primarily been focused on energy conservation through energy audits on existing buildings and the use of whole building energy modeling as a design tool for new construction projects. She also has HVAC design experience which she leverages in her energy modeling and consulting work. Rebecca currently works for Willdan as an energy modeler participating in utility design assistance programs in various parts of the country. She is also the mother of three outstanding teenagers.


Shana Scheiber, PE, WELL AP, LEED AP, CEM is Building Performance Consultant at Affiliated Engineers. She provides analysis and consulting for projects in pre-concepts through occupancy. Her work involves, energy simulation, water modeling, light modeling, thermal comfort analysis, life cycle costing, measurement and verification, benchmarking, carbon footprint, detailed rate analysis and on-site energy audits. Shana is dedicated to creating indoor environments focused on human health, wellness and productivity while balancing energy/water usage. Shana has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison and spends her time outside of work playing with her 2 young daughters and training for her next big running or XC skiing event.