BSUG 2.0 - December 12th

Building Simulation Users Group 2018

Building Performance Simulation: What's in the Black Box

Target Audience:

Engineers, Architects, & Simulationists


Date and Time:

December 12, 2018 – 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. MT




Idaho Power Building

1221 W. Idaho St. Boise, ID 83702




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NO-WEBINAR Presentation

*FREE LUNCH provided to in-person attendees registered 24 hours in advance
In-Person attendees will receive a raffle ticket for each session attended for a prize drawing at the end of the year. Door Prizes at each session!


Over the last 50 years, building simulation has evolved into a powerful tool for evaluating the energy performance of potential or existing buildings. Building simulation allows easy comparison of the energy and environmental performance of many hundreds of design or retrofit options. This presentation provides an overview of building performance simulation fundamentals and history, Building Information Modeling, what’s in the black box of key simulation programs, as well as comparing underlying simulation methods.


Drury B. Crawley, Ph.D.

Dru Crawley is Bentley Fellow and Director, Building Industry Development focusing on building performance, BIM, net-zero-energy buildings, sustainability, resilience, and smart cities. Prior to being elevated to Bentley Fellow in 2014, he led development of Bentley’s suite of building performance software for four years. Before joining Bentley in 2010, Dr. Crawley developed and managed EnergyPlus and the USDOE’s Commercial Buildings Initiative (now Better Buildings Initiative and Alliances) promoting creation of net-zero-energy buildings.

With more than 40 years of experience in buildings energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability, he has worked in engineering software development, government research and standards development organizations, as well as building design and consulting companies. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland on the topic of building simulation as a policy tool, a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Tennessee, and is a registered architect.