BSUG 2.0 - May 24th

Building Simulation Users Group 2018

Target Audience:

Engineers, Architects, & Simulationists


Date and Time:

May 24, 2018 – 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. MT




Integrated Design Lab - Classroom

306 S. 6th Street Boise, ID 83702




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*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!


USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) helped push energy efficiency in commercial buildings far beyond minimum code requirements. The latest version, LEED v4, is continuing to advance energy efficiency with the adoption of ASHRAE 90.1-2010 Appendix G for baseline modeling. In order for whole building simulations to accurately inform design teams, the code must be correctly reflected in the energy model. This presentation will address several potential issues with using OpenStudio for LEED v4 energy modeling and provides solutions and best practices for practitioners. These issues include; several of the defaults in OpenStudio do not comply with ASHRAE, some requirements in ASHRAE are not explicitly identified leaving modelling these parameters up to interpretation, and there are program-specific issues in meeting the ASHRAE requirements.


Taylor Roberts

Taylor Roberts, PE (CA), BEMP, LEED AP BD+C, is a building performance engineer at Group14 Engineering, an energy efficiency and sustainability consulting firm in Denver, Colorado. He has six years of experience providing energy analysis and optimization consulting for the built environment. Taylor has performed whole building energy analysis using OpenStudio, EnergyPlus, and eQuest for energy design assistance, utility demand-side management programs, and projects perusing LEED certification. Project types Taylor has worked on include office, multifamily, higher education (including dining centers and labs), hospitals, medical office buildings, and retail buildings.