The Value of Energy Analysis, from Design Day One

In partnership with ASHRAE-St. Louis Chapter

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This interactive program will provide attendees with a charrette experience for evaluating and driving building energy performance—to analyze results in real time, as early as pre-design. During this session, volunteer participants act as design team members from all disciplines, working with real building characteristics and an actual building design. Using an analysis approach that assists with a cost benefit discussion, the participants will assemble “bundles” of selected energy efficiency measures to play out what-if scenarios, discussing the merits and challenges of each bundle. This program, with live tools and facilitation, will demonstrate an effective method for guiding energy decision-making during early design, towards achieving higher efficiency goals and increasingly stringent energy codes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the value early energy analysis provides to the design process and client decision-making
  • Identify a range of energy-efficiency options and their impacts on energy outcomes during various stages of design
  • Interpret building performance and financial information provided by energy analysis results, including lifecycle costs
  • Examine how decisions made very early in pre-design can increase energy savings opportunities

Dana Kose, LEED® AP BD+C, LEED Faculty

Dana Kose has over 17 years of experience managing the implementation of Energy Design Assistance services for key clients in high-performance buildings. As Project Executive, she is responsible for building market position by establishing and maintaining relationships with key clients. Since joining The Weidt Group in 2009, she has been managing projects totaling more than three million square feet.

Before joining The Weidt Group, Dana was the Director of Sustainability for Universal Development Company, where she performed sustainability consulting and was responsible for managing the company’s sustainability practices. Prior to that, she managed the green practices and LEED efforts of Mortenson Construction. She has also performed estimating, scheduling, and project engineering in addition to business development.

Ms. Kose received a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. A LEED Accredited Professional, she has been significantly involved with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) at the local, regional and national levels, including serving as Chair of the Education Steering Committee. She is a frequent speaker about energy conservation and sustainable building practices for organizations such as USGBC and AIA.

Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hour and 1 AIA LU/HSW 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
5:30-6:15 pm –Registration & Networking
6:15-7:30 pm – Formal Presentation 

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

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

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