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Drury B. Crawley, Ph.D., AIA, Fellow ASHRAE, BEMP, Fellow IBPSA

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Drury B. Crawley, Ph.D., AIA, Fellow ASHRAE, BEMP


    Dr. Drury B. Crawley, Ph.D., AIA, Fellow ASHRAE, BEMP, is a Bentley Fellow and Director of Building Industry Development, with Bentley Systems Inc., focusing on building performance, BIM, zero-energy buildings, interoperability, smart cities, resilience, and sustainability. With more than 40 years of experience in energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability, Dr. Crawley has worked in engineering software development, government research, and standards development organizations, as well as building design and energy consulting companies.

    Currently, Dr. Crawley chairs ASHRAE SSPC 169, Climatic Data for Building Design Standards, and is a member of SSPC 189.1, SPC 209P, SPC 205P, and TC 4.7. He is a recipient of the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award, Research Administration Committee’s Service to ASHRAE Research Award, Exceptional Service Award, and Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) certification.

    Before joining Bentley Systems in 2010, Dr. Crawley developed, launched, and managed the USDOE’s Commercial Building Initiative for cost-effective, low- and zero-energy commercial buildings, including sector Energy Alliances (now Better Buildings Initiative and Alliances). He also managed the DOE’s building energy software research and development, including EnergyPlus (winner of 2003 R&D100 Award), OpenStudio plugin for SketchUp, Energy-10, and DOE-2.

    A registered architect, he received a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering on the topic of building simulation as a policy tool, looking at the potential impacts of climate change on the built environment at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. He also holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from University of Tennessee and is a registered architect.

    Dr. Crawley is also an IBPSA Fellow, At-Large board member since 1998, and IBPSA-USA Vice President and board member since 2013. He also is active in AIA and USGBC (LEED EA TAG, former Research Committee member) and on the editorial boards of three international journals. He has published more than 125 papers and articles, testified before the United States Congress, lectured at more than 30 universities, and made more than 500 presentations on building energy efficiency, sustainability, and renewable energy throughout the world.

    Course Taught

    6 Hour

    Energy Modeling Best Practices and Applications