Quoted by the U.S. Department of Energy in a success story about BenchmarkMyBuilding.com.
“BenchmarkMyBuilding will allow us to expand the audience of building owners interested in saving energy and costs,” says Lucid’s Josh Wentz, the architect of BenchmarkMyBuilding, “we believe it will have great impact and we are thrilled.”
“None of this would have been possible without the DOE’s Small Business Voucher program, which brought together Lucid’s focus on design and business with LBNL’s expertise in modeling and building data analysis,” Wentz adds. “It was a great collaboration.”
Summary presentation in collaboration with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
to the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington D.C.
Connected Buildings Summit in San Francisco, CA
Creating Opportunities for Adaptation Based on PULSE (Population in Urban Landscape for Sustainable Built Environment)
National Science Foundation: Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innnovation
Led by Jelena Srebric, Pennsylvania State University
With collaboration from Christoph Reinhart & John Spengler, Harvard University
The growth of cities brings many changes to outdoor and indoor environments, including evolving patterns of energy consumption and associated emissions. This project aims to identify and test opportunities for urbanites and buildings to better adapt to environmental conditions and energy performance requirements. Researchers will create a multi-scale model that spans a whole urban neighborhood in order to capture the effects of buildings on energy flows for cooling/heating/lighting. Simulations from this unique model, along with sensor network data and inhabitant input, will inform the development of new urban design performance metrics to improve the sustainability of buildings and neighborhoods.
My work has been focused around classifying campus buildings in order to be able to compare the energy performance of buildings across various campuses. I've also worked with a graduate student at Harvard University in order to collaborate this building classification. Our goal is to create an energy density benchmarking report that spans multiple universities.