Building Performance Analysis Focus of ASHRAE 2017 Modeling Conference

ATLANTA, July 27, 2016 – The need for practical building modeling applications along with the need to transform the design approach to a collaborative process from a sequential process will be explored in an upcoming specialty conference organized by ASHRAE.

The 2017 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference takes place Sept. 27-29, 2017, in Atlanta, Ga. The conference, formerly known as the ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference, has a broadened scope that encompasses all uses for and aspects of modeling and the professionals responsible for that work throughout a building’s lifecycle. More information can be found at

“Building performance simulation is evolving into a multidisciplinary effort for projects,” Dennis Knight, conference chair, said. “The long-term goal is to create models during one phase or by one discipline that can be used, relied upon and furthered developed and refined by other disciplines as the project, its data and details grow throughout the building’s life cycle.”

The conference topics include early phase analysis and the potential to reduce construction cost by many times the modeling cost; energy costs and construction costs; financial analysis/performance; energy analysis; monitoring coupled to predictive analysis to improve existing building performance; regulatory and building rating system compliance; analysis for retrocommissioning and ongoing commissioning, lighting/day lighting and water use optimization.

The conference program will consist of keynote speakers, invited speakers, a call for presenters and the ASHRAE LowDown Showdown.

ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 56,000 members worldwide focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. Through research, standards writing, publishing, certification and continuing education, ASHRAE shapes tomorrow’s built environment today.