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Energy Use Intensity | Panel Conversation + Training

  • University of Maine Augusta, Handley Hall 331 Water Street Augusta, ME 04330 (map)
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Join us on June 26th to gain a deeper understanding of the energy use intensity (EUI) metric and to learn how to evaluate the energy performance of your designs.

About EUI
In an effort to codify a universal approach to performance measurement, the AIA has established “EUI” or “Energy Usage Intensity” as the unit of measure on which building energy performance is assessed.

Put simply, EUI is a measurement of the amount of energy a given building uses per unit of area. The AIA has adopted this metric for design awards evaluation and, moreover, it is the key criteria for reporting design progress in meeting the goals of the AIA 2030 Commitment, which established clear thresholds for EUI across a range of project types.

Course Description
If energy modeling is new to you or your office, you may ask, “how do I calculate EUI?” Or perhaps you are excited to learn about energy modeling but wonder how it influences the design process, or how buildings might need to change to meet the AIA 2030 Commitment.

The AIA Maine Committee on the Environment is pleased to offer this course, dedicated to answering your questions about Energy Usage Intensity. 

Maine leaders in sustainable design will discuss the use of energy modeling in their offices in a panel discussion, then we will roll up our sleeves with Vamshi Gooje
from Thornton Tomasetti, who will offer a tutorial on calculating EUI on any architectural project through the use of free, downloadable software.

About Vamshi Gooje, LEED AP BD+C, BEMP, CEM, Thornton Tomasetti
Vamshi Gooje of Thornton Tomasetti, advises clients on green building strategies and technologies. As head of the Building Analytics group within the Sustainability practice, he is responsible for developing new initiatives and strategic growth plans. Vamshi is experienced in providing energy analysis and sustainability consulting for a variety of projects ranging from renovations and expansions to new construction for commercial, residential and educational buildings and research facilities.

Energy Analysis Expertise
Vamshi is an expert in building science, which draws on physics, chemistry, engineering, architecture and the life sciences to create more comfortable, energy-efficient and high-performing buildings. He models whole-building energy, daylighting and thermal comfort to find optimal solutions to design challenges. He is knowledgeable in a range of energy simulation engines, including EnergyPlus, DOE 2.2 and Radiance, and stays up to date with the latest industry trends such as migration to advanced parametric modeling tools.

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