Peter Alspach, PE, LEED AP
Peter Alspach is the director of design performance at NBBJ and was previously a principal at Arup. His expertise includes high-performance building engineering design and analytics.
Many consulting engineers base their designs on performance, thus the focus on performance-based design in many specifications for HVAC system design.
Thermal comfort was a key component of the Washington State Convention Center addition.
The nonprescriptive design turned out to be the better option for Seattle Opera at the Center.