Steps Toward Achieving Advanced Energy Performance in Existing Buildings


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97% of the U.S. building stock are existing buildings. According to CBECS, these buildings are becoming more energy inefficient each year.

What will be presented are the standards and guides that will make existing commercial buildings more efficient, healthy and comfortable. Examples of discovery for a library, fire hall, university classroom and lab facility, and a government office building will be presented.

Going from “energy efficiency & proper IEQ” to Net-Zero Energy Buildings will be introduced as a lead-in to the “Energy Goals and lntegrated Design” seminar which will take place the following morning, August 10, 2016 from 8:00-10:00 am. Click here for more details on the Energy Goals and Integrated Design seminar.


  • Identify how to determine Energy Utilization lndex (EUI) for buildings.
  • Examine differences between process and technical (testing-based) retro-commissioning approaches.
  • Discuss application of Standards and Guides for achieving advanced energy performance and proper IEQ in existing buildings.
  • Explore how results were obtained in Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, Chicago and Bermuda buildings.


Terry E. Townsend, P.E., Fellow ASHRAE, President of Townsend Engineering Inc. (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
Terry E. Townsend has served as president, treasurer, vice president, Region VII director and regional chair for ASHRAE, and held all offices in the Tennessee Valley Chapter. His achievements include accelerating and expanding the Advanced Energy Design Guide series; setting more stringent savings for ASHRAE’s energy standard; chairing the Building Performance and Metrics Steering Committee that coordinated the activities of special projects, including the development of publications, tools and guidance on how to measure a building’s performance, how to improve, on an on-going basis, and sustain peak building performance; oversight of a carbon emissions calculations tool being developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory; and support of the DASH: Database for Analyzing Sustainable and High Performance Buildings being developed by the Green Building Alliance. He was the ASHRAE representative to the ASHRAE/USGBC Steering Committee and ASHRAE liaison to both the American Society for Healthcare Engineering and the National Environmental Balancing Bureau. He is the recipient of the Exceptional Service Award, the Distinguished Service Award, a Region VII Technology Award, a Regional Award of Merit and a Chapter Report Award.

1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU/HSW

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
5:30-7:30 pm

Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, 2319 Chouteau, Suite 200 (63103)

Free for ASHRAE St. Louis Members, USGBC-MGC Members, and full time students; $20 for Non-members

REGISTER: Click here to register online.

QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff at  or (314) 577-0225.

Thanks to our Event Sponsors!

CxE Group LLC

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Lawrence Group

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