ASHRAE Standard 209 - Energy Simulation-Aided Design



Learn about ASHRAE’s recommendations for energy simulation aided design. This lecture will cover methods of integrating modeling into the design process to meet aggressive energy savings targets. Learn how to implement load-reducing modeling cycles early in the design process. Quantify the energy impact of design decisions in real time. And, use post-occupancy modeling to enhance building performance. Whether trying to achieve LEED, tax credits, or efficiency incentives, energy modeling can help improve the bottom line for both designers and clients.

Learning Objective 1: 
Participants will be able to explain the benefits of incorporating energy modeling into the design workflow.
Learning Objective 2: 
Participants will be able to implement load reducing modeling cycles early in design.
Learning Objective 3: 
Participants will be able to quantify the energy impacts of design choices in real time.
Learning Objective 4: 
Participants will be able to apply post-occupancy modeling to enhance building performance.
Learning Units: 
1 LU

Damon Woods
Director - Assistant Professor
Dr. Woods is a licensed mechanical engineer who started working at the IDL as a graduate student back in 2013. His dissertation used energy models paired with weather forecasts to predict how a radiant slab should be managed to maximize occupant comfort. His current research focus is on the integration of surface temperatures into building energy management systems. Dr. Woods has taught courses in advanced thermodynamics and energy modeling. In the office, he spends his time working on energy models and estimating savings from energy upgrades; out of the office he is usually fly fishing or gardening. Dr. Woods earned his B.S. from Montana State University, his M.S. from Boise State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Idaho.