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Peter Simmonds, Ph.D., ASHRAE Fellow

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ASHRAE Course Instructor

Peter Simmonds, Ph.D., ASHRAE Fellow


    Peter Simmonds is managing director/principal of Building and Systems Analytics LLC. Peter has been involved in the design and operation of tall, supertall and megatall buildings around the world for more than 30 years. An ASHRAE member since 1989, Peter has twice chaired Technical Committee 9.12 Tall Buildings, and is a member of TC 2.1 Thermal Comfort and Human Physiology, and TC 7.5 Smart Building Systems. He also serves on the Standards Committee and is Secretary of the College of Fellows.

    Peter is a recognized authority in the field of radiant heating and cooling systems. The main goals of his research and applications have been to understand the heat transfer and performance of radiant systems and occupant comfort for both heating and cooling. His studies on the thermal performance of radiant systems led to a unique way to enhance these systems. Publications of his work led to the development of radiant systems in the United States and are included in the ASHRAE Handbook.

    Peter has authored or coauthored more than 60 technical papers, articles and books. Most recently, he was the author of the new ASHRAE Design Guide for Tall, Supertall and Megatall Building Systems (2015). He was also a co-author of the ASHRAE/REHVA Active and Passive Beam Application Design Guide (2014).  

    Peter received the Carter Bronze Medal for Best Paper/Presentation in 1993 from the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers. He also teaches graduate and post-graduate architectural students at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

    He has one Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and another in Research and Development from Reading Technical College in England; a Master’s degree from Hogere Technische School, Den Bosch, The Netherlands; and a Ph.D. from Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands.

    Course Taught

    3 Hour

    Designing Tall, Supertall and Megatall Building Systems