Session 3 – Measurement & Verification

How do we measure and verify façade energy performance? The intent is to correlate simulated design performance with the constructed reality. What are the challenges and how do we measure success? What procedures are necessary for performance verification through a commissioning process and post-occupancy monitoring for varying project types and complexity? Addressing new construction is only part of the path to net zero; deep energy retrofits of existing buildings is even more essential. Performance measurement and validation of this project type presents its own challenges. These critical issues will be discussed from the varying perspectives of the owner, consultant, and constructor, with a focus on managing expectations and delivering results.


Duane Jonlin, FAIA

Energy Code and Energy Conservation Advisor, City of Seattle, Department of Construction and Inspections

Christian Oberdorf

Project Manager, Transsolar KlimaEngineering

Lori O’Malley

Building Envelope Engineering Specialist, PCL Constructors Canada

Stephen R. Montgomery

PCL Constructors Canada

Helen Sanders, PhD

General Manager, Technoform North America