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2019 ASHRAE LowDown Showdown

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Congratulations to the 2019 ASHRAE LowDown Showdown Winners!

First Place: C.R.E.A.M.
Second Place: Highway to Sustainability
Fan Favorite: C.R.E.A.M.

The 2019 LowDown Showdown modelling competition not only challenged teams to achieve “near net zero” but also to include design and modeling elements to create a resilient building capable of withstanding natural disasters and providing prolonged emergency operations.

The 2019 model building was a 90,000 sf city hall (new construction) located in San Diego, California.

The facility is meant to be a multi-functional building, housing many of the cities vital public services including being an Emergency Operations Center in times of disaster or crisis.

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 26, 2019.

Click a team name below to view the 2019 ASHRAE LowDown Showdown team posters and more:

C.R.E.A.M. – 1st Place and Fan Favorite
Highway to Sustainability – 2nd Place
Operation ReSHED
Parametric Posse

2019 LowDown Showdown Judges

  • Patrick Chopson
  • Supriya Goel
  • Linda Morrison
  • Rob Pressley
  • Lauren Wallace

2019 LowDown Showdown Competition Committee

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

The 6th annual LowDown Showdown will be held during the 2020 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild in Chicago, IL, August 12–14, 2020. More details will be posted on the conference website soon: