Dr. Amir Roth
Building Energy Modeling Technology Manager
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Dr. Amir Roth is the technology manager for BTO’s Building Energy Modeling (BEM) subprogram and has served in that role since 2010. From 2001 to 2010 he was first an assistant and then an associate professor with tenure of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he received a 2002 NSF CAREER award and served as undergraduate curriculum chair in 2009 and 2010. Amir has also worked as a software development engineer at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in physics from Yale University and holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Wisconsin—Madison where he won a dissertation award in 2001. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA).
RMI Enlists EnergyPlus to Power its Portfolio Energy Optimization Initiative
December 27, 2018
RMI is developing a web-based platform to perform portfolio-level analysis, prioritize energy projects, and track and deliver results.
Radiance Creator Greg Ward Receives Prestigious Daylight Award 2018
October 16, 2018
Daylighting was a niche technique 30 years ago, but thanks to work of researchers like Ward, it is a core element of many high-performance buildings.
The OpenStudio World Is Flat
December 18, 2017
FloorspaceJS is new open-source 2D floor-plan editor. It will initially complement the OpenStudio SketchUp plug-in and eventually replace it.
BuildSimHub Brings GitHub to Building Energy Simulation
October 24, 2017
Startup BuildSim’s new offering brings GitHub’s project management, version control, and collaboration features to building energy simulation.
OpenStudio Comes Full Polygon
May 9, 2017
The original OpenStudio—the EnergyPlus SketchUp plug-in—is going home. Big Ladder Software is taking over the tool, which is being rebranded Euclid.
Building Energy Modeling 101: Stock-Level Analysis Use Case
April 18, 2017
Many energy-efficiency analyses involve entire building stocks rather than individual buildings.
Lucid Leverages DOE Tools and Small Business Program to Deliver Enhanced Energy Data Services
March 30, 2017
Oakland-based Lucid leveraged DOE’s Building Performance Database and Small Business Voucher program to develop a free energy benchmarking service.
Building Energy Modeling 101: Inherent Performance Rating Use Case
March 29, 2017
A building’s inherent energy performance is attributed to the building itself rather than to weather, occupancy, or use.
Building Energy Modeling 101: HVAC Design and Operation Use Case
March 14, 2017
A great deal of energy use in buildings goes toward heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC).