Mind the Gap: Achieving Measured Energy Performance


What This Presentation Covers:

It is one thing to be designed to perform, it is another for a building to meet this performance in real operation. Brittany Coughlin and Steve Kemp from RDH will look at the performance gap from our current buildings through monitoring data and discuss what design assumptions or approaches need to be re-evaluated in the shift to low-energy building construction.

In a world where absolute targets and net-zero energy projects are becoming more mainstream, traditional performance gaps are more evident. By viewing this presentation, architects and other industry professionals will develop an understanding of the important levers that can be used to more reliably predict actual energy consumption.

This presentation was delivered as part of our Building Science Live Series

You'll Learn About:

  • The difference between absolute and relative performance targets.
  • Examples of buildings that achieved the design energy performance.
  • How to verify energy performance.
  • Design process strategies to achieve measured energy performance.


  • Format: 1 hour recording + quiz. Downloadable slides are included.
  • Audience: This session will be of interest to architects and other industry professionals who want to better understand the role of energy modeling in building performance. 

Continuing Education Credits:

This presentation is delivered by Steve Kemp and Brittany Coughlin. 

*This program also meets the criteria for OAA structured learning hours. For more information, please see here