Video: CxA Workshop Live Q&A

This presentation focuses on challenges developing the ASHRAE building and how they were addressed by the design and commissioning team in order to meet the project goals.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) August 23, 2021

Video courtesy: CxEnergy

Presented By: Ginger Scoggins, PE, CxA, FASHRAE, Engineered Designs, Inc. Darren Draper, PE, CxA, LEED AP, Epsten Group

The new ASHRAE building, located in Technology Park in Peachtree Corners, is a 1970’s era 66,000 sq. ft. building that is being remodeled into a high-efficient, net-zero energy facility to become ASHRAE’s worldwide headquarters. During the course of the design of the project, the design and commissioning team encountered many envelope and system challenges involving the remodel of an older building and the effort to renovate it to meet the requirements of current ASHRAE 90.1 energy goals, as well as the challenge of designing to a stringent list of owner project requirements. This presentation will focus on those challenges and how they were addressed by the design and commissioning team in order to meet the project goals.

  • Learning Objective 1: Through this case study, the attendees will be able to understand the challenges associated with renovating an older building to achieve an aggressive energy target required by the building owner.
  • Learning Objective 2: This presentation will provide attendees alike a greater understanding of the requirements of the new ASHRAE Net Zero Energy Design Guide for Office Buildings.
  • Learning Objective 3: Attendees will be provided with information regarding the requirements of a building envelope to meet requirements of ASHRAE 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.
  • Learning Objective 4: This case study will review the inter-connectivity between the owner, design team and commissioning team in a lessons learned format for participant knowledge on future projects.

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