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

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ASHRAE Course Instructor

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 Performance Research with Bentley Systems Inc., focusing on building performance, BIM, zero-energy buildings, resilience, sustainability, and smart cities. 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.

    Dr. Crawley is active in ASHRAE (Chair of ASHRAE Standard 169, Climatic Data for Building Design Standards; member and Vice Chair of Standard Committee; member of SSPC 189.1 [Standard of the Design of High-Performance, Green Building Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings]; member of SSPC 140 [Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs]; former member of the Technical Activities, Research Administration, Advocacy, and Grassroots Government Activities Committees; and past chair of Technical Committees 2.8, 4.2, 4.7, and 7.1). He was elevated to ASHRAE Fellow in 2009 and achieved ASHRAE BEMP certification in October 2012. He is the recipient of ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award (2013), Service to ASHRAE Research Award (2012), Distinguished Service Award (2003), and Symposium Best Paper Award (1999) for “Which Weather Data Should You Use for Energy Simulations of Commercial Buildings?”

    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 active in the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) (Vice President since 2018, at-large board member since 1998, Fellow in 2012, Regional Affiliate Liaison since 2006), IBPSA-USA (IBPSA-USA President since 2019, board member since 2013, Vice President 2017-2019, Treasurer 2013-2017). 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 U.S. 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

    3 Hour

    Introduction to Building Decarbonization

    6 Hour

    Energy Modeling Best Practices and Applications