Energy Goals and Integrated Design


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This presentation provides guidance on how to implement an integrated design approach that achieves the energy and performance goals of an owner.

Material will include Energy Targets for Building Codes, Building Energy Quotient program, Building Systems’ Technical Commissioning and successful applications of the Advanced Energy Design Guides for 30% and 50% savings over Building Code requirements.

The integrated design approach is the vehicle by which “Net-Zero Energy Buildings” will be achieved and both national and international facilities that have achieved this level of performance will be presented. An overview of achieving “Net-Zero and Beyond” buildings will be presented along with prescriptive guidance for net-zero facilities will close out the presentation.


  • Explore the difference between conventional design-bid-build process and the integrated design-bid-build project process.
  • Identify how to establish and achieve energy targets for a new building.
  • Discuss how to assure proper building systems’ performance before turning over to the owner.
  • Examine how integrated building systems were able to achieve energy goals and even net-zero performance.

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.

2 GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA/CES LU

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
8:00 – 10:00 am

Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Room 126.
Park and enter on the WEST side of the building.

$30/USGBC-MGC and ASHRAE St. Louis Members;

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QUESTIONS? Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.

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