We are excited to announce that CannonDesign’s team–named MuZero–won the Fan Favorite Award in the 2018 LowDown Showdown challenges at the joint ASHRAE/IBPSA simulation conference last week. Eight final teams (from 14 original teams) presented their designs at the conference, with three awards to be given; four expert judges voted. A public voting also took place via the ASHRAE app, with more than 400 professionals voting in person. CannonDesign’s team MuZero won the public voting award!

The focus of the 2018 conference and SimBuild is the adoption of new techniques and workflows to advance modeling and simulation to meet the growing challenges faced by today’s designers and modelers. In that spirit, the 2018 LowDown Showdown challenges teams to go beyond just achieving an energy efficient building, and use their ingenuity to include elements of conference themes into their design and analysis. In fact, getting to “near net-zero” will be a part of the model building baseline. That, in and of itself, will be a challenge, as the model building for 2018 is a 60,000 sf museum (new construction) located in Denver, Colorado and to include retail space and a full-service restaurant.

This award brings CannonDesign industry recognition for our dedication to high-performance/net-zero energy design–a pillar of CannonDesign’s ethos. Congratulations to everyone who made this possible!

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