Chattanooga Engineers Club

ASHRAE- Green Building Structure, Requirements, & Energy Savings

  • 5 May 2021
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • virtual

ASHRAE monthly speaker meeting featuring Drury Crawley with Bentley Systems Inc.

Standard 189.1, Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, is the first code-intended commercial green building standard in the United States. It provides a long-needed green building foundation for those who strive to design, build, and operate green buildings. The standard covers key topic areas of site sustainability, water use efficiency, energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality and the building’s impact on the atmosphere, material and resources, and includes construction practices as well as plans for operation of the building after occupancy. This presentation provides an overview of the structure and requirements of Standard 189.1, including key mandatory, prescriptive, and performance requirements. The expected energy savings in comparison to other ASHRAE Standards by commercial building type is also shown.

Dru Crawley is Bentley Fellow and Director, Building Performance Research focusing on building performance, BIM, net-zero-energy buildings, sustainability, resilience, and smart cities. Prior to being elevated to Bentley Fellow in 2014, he led development of Bentley’s suite of building performance software for four years. Before joining Bentley in 2010, Dr. Crawley developed and managed EnergyPlus and the USDOE’s Commercial Buildings Initiative (now Better Buildings Initiative and Alliances) promoting creation of net-zero-energy buildings.

With more than 40 years of experience in buildings energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability, he has worked in engineering software development, government research and standards development organizations, as well as building design and consulting companies. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland on the topic of building simulation as a policy tool, a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Tennessee, and is a registered architect.

NOTE: ASHRAE is running dual Live/Virtual meetings.  Lunch reservation must be made by EOB Mon May 3 (via an Email to Tricia King, or call 423-619-8001), and virtual participation is available up to the meeting time.  Please register for the webinar using this link After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Professional Development Certificates (1 hour) will be provided after the webinar. 

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