Building Energy Modeling (BEM): An Integral Part of the Design Process

Samira Ahmadi BEMP | LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, Homes | CPHC


Founding Principal

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

at 6:00 pm

Richards Hall 325

In the past decade, design and development of low to zero energy buildings have surged, which led to an integration of energy modeling into every project’s workflow. Building energy modeling helps identify aspects in a design to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions and determine design options that are environmentally and economically feasible. In this presentation, you will recognize the importance of building energy modeling and understand the integrated energy modeling process in the industry.


Samira Ahmadi is the Founding Principal of enviENERGY Studio LLC, an energy and sustainability consulting firm, serving regional and national clients looking for sustainable solutions in the built environment. Her practice focuses on sustainability and energy performance analyses for new construction and existing building retrofit projects that are pursuing LEED certification and energy upgrades, occupant’s health and comfort in the built environment, and post-occupancy evaluation, and measurement and verification. Samira holds a Master of Science in Building Performance and Diagnostics from Carnegie Mellon University, Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering. She is an advocate of sustainability and energy efficiency in the built environment and has served on the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter Board of Directors.

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