Real performance in real buildings
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 · 1–2 pm Central
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Every year new buildings are constructed that use more energy than expected. We want to break that trend and recently piloted an innovative performance-based procurement process in Minnesota that goes against the norm. It shifts the focus of owners and design teams from modeled energy goals to operational energy performance. It allows building owners to specify energy performance targets in project request for proposals. Design and construction teams are selected based on their ability to meet those targets, then held contractually accountable throughout building design and into occupancy. Does performance-based procurement really work? Hear results from those involved in the pilot from both a programmatic and customer perspective.
Scott Hackel PE, LEED AP
Principal and Director of Engineering
Scott consults with architects and engineers on energy efficient building designs and systems. He also conducts applied research on technologies and processes through both field monitoring and extensive energy modeling. He has specialized in the study of ground source heat pumps and lighting and HVAC controls.
Scott is an active member of ASHRAE at both the local and national level; at the national level being an integral part of the geothermal energy technical committee. He's also a member of USGBC Wisconsin.
Scott has bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a graduate certificate in energy analysis and policy.
Ken Potts RA
Ken has built a career of sustainability experience in the fields of development, design, and construction. Since 2015, he's been part of the Mayo facilities team that manages more than 13 million square feet of healthcare facilities; both new construction and ongoing operations. In addition to delivering individual projects in support of the Mayo mission, Ken oversees an annual program to advance energy efficiency through improvements to exterior envelope performance and building automation systems.
Patrick Smith LEED AP
Center for Sustainable Building Research, University of Minnesota
Patrick holds a bachelor of arts degree with majors in music, mathematics and physics from Carleton College and master's degrees in architecture, as well as science: sustainable design from the College of Design at the University of Minnesota.
His research experience includes sustainable building policy development, utility auditing and performance evaluation, sustainable building guideline evaluation and development, sustainable building metrics, building performance benchmarking and evaluation, the implementation of life cycle analysis in green building guidelines, and writing for the Minnesota Sustainable Housing Initiative web site. Other interests include housing and energy policy, transportation network efficiency, and the interaction between development patterns and the policies of building codes and zoning regulations. He currently teaches architecture program in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. He is deeply involved in program development and participant assistance in the B3 Benchmarking and SB 2030 programs, and piloting improved building delivery methods to enable improved energy efficiency.
This project was supported in part by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources through the Conservation Applied Research and Development (CARD) program, which is funded by Minnesota ratepayers.
Thanks also to CSBR and Mayo Clinic for their partnership and collaboration.