SIM2
the power of building simulation

The Team

The Team  

Annie Marston, Ph.D., BEMP, LEED AP

I am an avid believer in the power of simulation and how it can help the design process save energy and improve the comfort within all types of buildings from conception to the end of life of the building. My ten years of experience have allowed me to work on a variety of interesting projects. My expertise lies mainly with finding energy saving solutions to complex mechanical system problems, large scale energy modelling and modelling for LEED certification. I have been lucky to work on multiple different types of building from large scale commercial buildings, schools, multifamily homes, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities.

Education

Nottingham University
MSc., 2005 Ph.D. 2008

University of St Andrews
MA., Mathematics and Modern History, 2002

Activities & Affiliations

  • IBPSA-USA, IBPSA-England, IBPSA, Member, Chair of Equalities Committee IBPSA-USA
  • Vice chair ASHRAE Energy Modelling Conference Steering Committee and Chair of the Lowdown Showdown Sub Committee
  • ASHRAE Building Energy Modelling Proffessional
  • LEED AP
  • CIBSE Affliate, member of the inclusivity panel
 

Software Expertise

EnergyPlus | Star CCM+ | Dialux | OpenStudio | Design Builder | Fluent | Ecotect | Radiance | IES Virtual Environment | eQuest 

 

Gretchen Maia, RA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, GGP

Gretchen is a registered architect with over twelve years of experience in the construction industry as a project architect. Her unique expertise includes engaging innovative approaches and techniques to the preservation of historic landmarks as well as new construction. As an architect she has worked on small residential projects to large multi-use commercial towers. She has over three years of experience with building simulation. Specific simulation projects include LEED certification modeling of residential, office, and civic buildings.

Activities & Affiliations

  • USGBC National Capitol Region Women in Green Committee Member, 2017, Member, 2016
  • AIA|DC High Performance Building Committee Member, 2017, Committee on the Environment Treasurer, 2011-2012
  • Green Globes Professional, 2016 
  • IBPSA-USA member, 2014
  • Washington Architecture Foundation Pro-Bono Front Door Project, 2009
  • Registered Architect, 2008
  • Architecture in the Schools guest teacher, 2007
  • CANstruction Team manager and participant, 2005-2006
  • LEED AP, 2004

Education

Catholic University of America
Graduate simulation classes, 2011-2012

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.Arch. Architecture, 2000 B.A., Music, 2000

 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/gretchenmaia
 

Software Expertise

EnergyPlus | OpenStudio| AutoCAD| Adobe & Corel graphics software