International Building Performance Simulation Association’s mission is to foster better building performance through building simulation by improving the design, construction, operation and maintenance of new and existing buildings in the United States. Each month, they highlight a member asking them to share their insights about themselves, their careers and the present and future state of energy simulation as they see it.  This month their Member Spotlight is on 7group partner, Marcus Sheffer.

Learn more about how Marcus’ path led him to building energy modeling (BEM) and journey with him as he explores the connections between living systems and energy modeling. In this brief discussion, Marcus shares why BEM is exciting (yes, he said exciting) to him and why it matters. He details how BEM has helped him inform design decisions in the past and how he employs the tool today.  He also shares his thoughts on the future of BEM and how he sees his role in fostering that growth.