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2018 ASHRAE LowDown Showdown

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Congratulations to the 2018 ASHRAE LowDown Showdown winners!

First Place: 43l40
Second Place: Net Zero Heroes
Fan Favorite: Team MuZero


Held in conjunction with the 2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild, the ASHRAE LowDown Showdown modeling competition showcased the work of eight teams who focused on adopting new techniques and workflows to advance modeling and simulation to meet the growing challenges faced by today’s designers and modelers. 

Their mission was to design and model a net-zero or near net-zero building. The model building for 2018 was a 60,000 sf museum (new construction) located in Denver, Colorado which included retail space and a full service restaurant. 

Teams were evaluated in six categories: energy use, teamwork, innovative approach, creativity, workflow and presentation. Conference attendees voted electronically for the fan favorite. The results were announced at a reception held Thursday, September 27, 2018.

Click a team name below to view the 2018 ASHRAE LowDown Showdown team posters and more:

2018 LowDown Showdown Judges

  • Brandon Andow
  • Oliver Baumann
  • Dennis Knight
  • Annie Marston (LowDown Showdown Chair)
  • Lauren Wallace

2018 LowDown Showdown Competition Committee

  • Annie Marston (Chair)
  • Carrie Brown
  • John Bynum
  • Susan Collins
  • Lauren Wallace

The 5th annual LowDown Showdown will be held during the 2019 Building Performance Analysis Conference in Denver, Colorado, September 25-27, 2019. More details will be posted on the conference website soon: