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James V. Dirkes, II, P.E., Member ASHRAE, BEMP, BCxP, LEED® AP

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ASHRAE Course Instructor

James V. Dirkes, II, P.E., Member ASHRAE, BEMP, BCxP, LEED® AP


    James Dirkes II, P.E., Member ASHRAE, BEMP, BCxP, LEED® AP, is the president and founder of The Building Performance Team. While HVAC systems have been his principal focus, Dirkes also has extensive experience designing, programming, and troubleshooting many mechanical systems. He has conducted energy analysis for numerous new and existing facilities using EnergyPlus, Retroficiency, EZ Sim, and bin method tools. Dirkes has authored several energy analysis tools, including ASEAM-UM and a spreadsheet-based HVAC front end for EnergyPlus. He has been a consultant for Simergy and DesignBuilder (EnergyPlus graphical user interfaces) and a beta tester for new EnergyPlus releases. Dirkes has written articles for several publications, including ASHRAE Journal,and presented technical papers at ASHRAE Conferences. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Detroit a long time ago and has made it a point to continue learning since then.

    Course Taught

    6 hours

    Energy Modeling Best Practices and Applications