Pt. 2 - Building Performance: Maximizing Energy Saving through an Integrated Design Approach

  • May 16, 2017
  • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • RRC Exchange District Campus (160 Princess Street) - P107 CGA Manitoba Room
  • 31

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This seminar will be the 2nd of two presentations that highlight building performance through an integrated design approach. While the first part focused on compliance, the 2nd seminar will concentrate on using building simulation tools as a means to inform your design. The presenters will highlight how these tools can be used throughout the project stages, i.e. from pre-design until building operation. Concepts, such as “shoebox modeling”, passive design, net-zero energy and energy audits will be addressed. Additionally, examples in energy modeling, parametric design optimization, daylighting and life cycle analyses will be presented. 


Melanie Chatfield, P.Eng., LEED AP

Energy Management Engineer

Originally from the United Kingdom, Melanie builds energy models to assess the energy consumption of a building design. As a senior energy modeler in the Stantec Winnipeg office, she understands the importance of including energy modeling early in the design timeline to meet the performance goals of her clients. Melanie is a mechanical engineer and energy modeler who shares her expertise with Stantec’s Sustainable and High Performance Building services in addition to multi-discipline project teams across the company. Melanie’s experience has led her to work on many exciting projects such as Dryden Wastewater Treatment Plant, the first LEED Silver certified WWTP in Canada and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) located in Golden, Colorado which achieved LEED Platinum. Melanie has been a LEED Accredited Professional since 2008 and is a member of the CaGBC’s Experienced Modelers List.


Afaf Azzouz, M.Sc., E.I.T., LEED Green Associate

Buildings Energy Engineer-In-Training

Afaf Azzouz is a buildings energy engineer (EIT) at Stantec. Complementary to her interdisciplinary background in Sustainable Engineering (MSc) and Architectural Engineering (BSc), she has 4 years work experience in energy modeling, passive design and LCA. Her work entails identifying energy conservation measures of educational, commercial and residential projects. Afaf published her research about life-cycle carbon optimizations for a UK-based office in Energy and Buildings. She also helped design the first Egyptian 100% solar-powered, earth-constructed workers’ village. Throughout her career she pursued volunteering, educational and professional experiences in Canada, Germany, China, UK, Kenya, Egypt and California.



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