Reducing the Gap Between Design and Operation in New Buildings

The discrepancy between a design’s stated compliance with energy efficiency objectives and actual post-construction building performance is widening, as mandatory codes and voluntary rating systems become increasingly demanding. This is a major issue for building software developers, designers, operators and regulators. Building performance can be improved through the use of best practice approaches and predictive modelling using real-time operational data. The challenge for regulators is to verify compliance and to incorporate this verification mechanism into their rating systems.

Dr. Afshin Afshari, Professor of Practice – Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

Speakers include:

  • Don Mclean, Founder & Managing Director – Integrated Environmental Solutions
  • Michel Abi Saab, Manager of Sustainability – Masdar City