Please join the Fort Worth Chapter of ASHRAE for our next Meeting


Date: March 21, 2018
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: Petroleum Club

777 Main Street, 40th Floor

Fort Worth, Texas




TOPIC: Introducing ASHRAE Standard 209: A Nerw Energy Modeling Framework for Building Design

SPEAKERS: Scott West, P.E., Mechanical Engineer at HFA (Harrison French & Associates) and Kim Shinn is a Principal at TLC Engineering for Architecture



Speaker Bios:

Scott West is a senior mechanical engineer with the HFA in Fort Worth, TX. Scott is an energy efficiency specialist, design lead and project manager. Scott holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arkansas.  Scott has over 12 years of experience in the consulting engineering industry and he spent two of those years working abroad in the UK.  Scott has experience with a wide variety of building types, HVAC and renewable energy systems with an emphasis on high performance design.  Scott is a leading energy modeling specialist and has completed dozens of energy models to support design decisions, code compliance and LEED certification.  Scott is active in ASHRAE at the local and society level and sits on standards development committees for 189.1, 205 and 209.


Kim Shinn is a principal and senior sustainability wizard with TLC Engineering for Architecture. Kim’s wizarding duties include coaching project teams and clients to get out of their boxes. Kim has Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degrees from Texas Tech.  Kim’s career in energy efficiency and renewable energy stretches back to the first Arab Oil Embargo in the 1970’s – his master’s thesis is an investigation on the asymmetric radiant flux on the solar collector for a thermal solar power station.  Kim was elevated to LEED Fellow in 2010, the first year of the program.  Kim has been active in ASHRAE standard and guide development, having served as a voting member and author on the core committees that created Standard 135 – BACnet, Guideline 13 – DDC Controls, and the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Large Hospitals – 50% Energy Reduction.



Learning Objectives
Upon completion, participant will be able to…


-Become familiar with the new ASHRAE Standard 209 - Energy Simulation Aided Design for Buildings except Low-Rise Residential Buildings.


-Learn how to include building energy modeling to support decision-making during design.


-Discover how early stage energy modeling can be used on your projects to meet your energy performance goals and comply with the Architecture 2030 Challenge.


-Describe how ASHRAE Standard 209 can be used to meet and exceed LEED V4 Integrative Process credit requirements.