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Ken Griffin

Ken Griffin

Sr. Building Scientist, ESD

Kenneth Griffin’s fifteen years of professional work experience in building energy performance analysis and building science includes a diverse number of studies including envelope optimization, daylighting, parametric analysis, HVAC optimization, thermal comfort, net zero certification, capital improvement plans, building integrated renewable technology, CFD, energy code compliance, LEED energy modeling, and urban scale energy analysis. Kenneth’s energy analyses have been used to inform the design of high performance buildings throughout Asia, the UK, the Middle East, and North America. His project portfolio includes core and shell offices, supertall towers, data centers, convention centers, hotels, multifamily residential, universities, casinos, and tenant interiors. He has an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urban, a Masters in Building Science from the University of Southern California with a focus on energy modeling and thermal mass, is a board member for the Chicago International Building Performance Simulation Association, and is an ASHRAE Building Energy Modeling Professional. He developed the ESD Building Analytics group and has led it for the last eight years where is project highlights include the Astana World Expo, the Wuhan Greenland Tower, Chicago’s 110 N. Wacker and 320 S. Canal, and the Las Vegas Convention Center. He has publications through ASHRAE, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Medical Construction and Design Magazine, and the American Solar Energy Society and he has presented his AIA certified Building Analytics and Integrated Design Process to clients across the US. His current professional focuses are working with developers, architects, and engineers on the adoption of holistic building decarbonization, electrification, and future climate analysis.