I model

I think my work is very cool and I love it—well, mostly—because sometimes I think energy modeling needs the calmness of a Zen master and the strength of a matador! Modeling predicts annual energy use of buildings before they are built. It computes peak loads, energy use intensities and energy split for different end uses, in intervals as short as five minutes. I use modeling results to help design buildings that will be energy efficient. Modeling is a complex process that never leads to a generic solution. (Have I made my case yet that energy modeling is very, very glam?)