CCHRB Events / Programs
Regular CCHRB Meeting Annceuncement:
CCHRB meets regularly at the  Petterino's Restaurant at 150 North Dearborn Street (corner of Dearborn and Randolph).  Our meetings are open to our members and their previously registered alternate and/guests only.

Upcoming Meeting: 
Thursday April 11, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM 
(Reception begins at 5:15 PM)

Presentation Title: 
​Energy Modeling and Your Design Process

​Allison McSherry, RA, LEED AP BD+C, CEM

Presentation Abstract: 
Increasingly, the use of energy modeling is no longer solely reserved for the most demanding and complex designs. It is quickly becoming a mainstay of the new norm in building design and design development. To meet the challenge of increasing levels of efficiency in building energy codes, design teams must leverage the power and precision of sophisticated simulation tools, combined with their knowledge of code-compliance options, to unlock every project’s performance potential. With the sophistication of these tools lies a problematic complexity that must be given adequate consideration both during model creation and the review process. Often confusion and delays are experienced with lack of communication and understanding amongst involved parties. The goal of this presentation is to introduce key energy modeling strategies and to provide an understanding of the review process to empower the design community from schematic design through energy code compliance.  

Presenter's Bio:  
​Allison McSherry, an Associate IV, serves as Project Manager for a variety of projects and specializes in the restoration, rehabilitation, commissioning, and energy modeling of building envelopes. Her professional experience includes the investigation and restoration of existing commercial and residential buildings with exterior envelopes consisting of architectural terra cotta, brick, concrete, and modern curtain wall systems. Ms. McSherry’s areas of interest are Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx), energy modeling, and energy code compliance. She has shared her energy modeling and energy code expertise with architects, engineers, code officials, and contractors through a variety of certified continuing education courses and webinars, including developing and delivering three courses with the Illinois Building Industry Training and Education (BITE) program around the state of Illinois serving more than 600 industry professionals. In addition, she has performed LEED energy modeling, LEED facilitation, retro-commissioning investigations, and EPAct 179D energy modeling and analysis. 

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