My Article in the AIA Journal – “What’s Keeping Architects from Embracing Energy Simulation?” Overview


Well, I’m happy to announce that the article I wrote on challenges that architects face while performing energy analysis has been published in the AIA Journal. Pretty cool! It’s actually the first part in a 3 part series and I intend to get some feedback from readers to help guide the next articles so that we can overcome these challenges. Energy simulation isn’t just something that MP&E engineers should be concerned with. According to a recent article in JBIM Magazine, many architects are already performing energy analysis on a good portion of their projects, but based on my experience with firms throughout the west, this doesn’t appear to be the case. With tools like Ecotect, Green Building Studio, IES, eQuest, and new capabilities of Revit, architects have the power of doing some really useful calculations. Check out the article and be sure to leave some comments. I’d love to hear from you!