Building Energy Simulation Forum: The Bullitt Center in Review – Modeled vs. Actual Energy Use
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Energy Trust New Buildings presents, January 2017 Building Energy Simulation Forum:
The Bullitt Center opened in Seattle in 2013 as the world’s largest certified commercial Living Building. In order to meet the requirements of the Living Building Challenge, it was designed to achieve net-zero energy consumption with high-efficiency features such as passive cooling, natural ventilation, thermal massing, and energy-saving HVAC solutions. This presentation will discuss the building’s energy modeling approach, which used TAS and eQuest during design. Model results from the design will be compared with actual performance data collected over the building’s first three years of operation. Finally, alternatives to the modeling approach will be discussed in light of changes to the tools available and lessons learned from the Bullitt Center results.
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About the presenter:
Ben Burnett, PE
Mechanical Engineer, PAE
Ben is a mechanical engineer with PAE, a national leader in sustainable design. His focus is on using energy modeling to inform the design of energy-efficient and comfortable buildings. Ben’s resume includes multiple LEED rated or registered projects, such as the new LEED Platinum, Passive House and Net Positive Energy Innovation Center for the Rocky Mountain Institute. Ben holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Portland State University, where he studied building science and urban climate as part of the Green Building Research Laboratory. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Oregon State University.