January 2018 Program

January 2018 Program: Distinguished Lecturer Drury B. Crawley Ph.D.

The Wisconsin Chapter of ASHRAE is proud to announce that on Thursday, January 18th, Drury B. Crawley will be presenting on: “Trends: Buildings, Technologies and Tools”.

The presentation provides an overview of trends and drivers affecting the building industry as well as the simulation tools of tomorrow. Over the next ten years, changes in building technology—particularly wireless controls and solid-state lighting—will profoundly alter how our buildings are designed, built, and operated. Building energy simulation (SIM) has evolved into a powerful tool for evaluating the energy performance of potential or existing buildings. Building simulation allows easy comparison of the energy and environmental performance of many hundreds of design or retrofit options.  The buildings touted today as ‘net-zero energy’ or ‘sustainable’ would not be possible without energy simulation—but no single simulation tool can model all aspects of our buildings today.

Dr. Drury B. Crawley is a Bentley Fellow and Director of Building Performance, with Bentley Systems Inc., focusing on building performance, design, BIM, sustainability, resilience, net-zero-energy buildings, analytics, interoperability, and building operation. With more than 35 years of experience in energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability, Dr. Crawley has worked in engineering software development, government research and standards development organizations, as well as building design and energy consulting companies.

Before joining Bentley Systems in 2010, Dr. Crawley developed, launched and managed the USDOE’s Commercial Building Initiative for cost-effective, low- and zero-energy commercial buildings including sector Energy Alliances (now Better Buildings Initiative and Alliances). He also managed DOE’s building energy software research and development including EnergyPlus (winner of 2003 R&D100 Award), OpenStudio plugin for SketchUp, Energy-10, and DOE-2.

We are very excited to have Dr. Crawley for our January DL Presentation.


January 18, 2018
4:30-6:00 PM – Registration & Networking
6:00 PM – Dinner & Presentation


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Remember to encourage your friends & coworkers to sign-up  & attend the Wisconsin Chapter ASHRAE meetings. Feel free to invite individuals that may be interested in joining our field. ASHRAE meetings serve as a great way to learn about our industry as well as offering a great networking opportunity for current & potential members.