SOURCE: Sefaira


September 09, 2014 11:22 ET

Sefaira Appoints New Product Director to Expand Product Portfolio

Andrew Corney to Represent Sefaira on Panel to Discuss Modeling Tools at ASHRAE Conference

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2014) - Sefaira, the leader in software for high-performance building design, today announced that Andrew Corney has joined the company as product director to lead efforts to expand the company's product portfolio. In this role, Corney will focus on developing cloud-based software solutions to improve collaboration and productivity among architects and building services engineers during the design process. To this role, he brings more than 12 years of experience as a building services designer, with a particular emphasis on high performance design.

"With two and a half billion people moving to our cities over the next three decades, building design has never been more important," said Sefaira CEO Mads Jensen. "At Sefaira we are committed to helping designers create the very best urban environment, by giving them access to much better software for high-performance building design. It is terrific to have someone of Andrew's caliber join our team, as he brings a deep understanding of the challenges architects and engineers face when they collaborate to create truly outstanding buildings. With Andrew's expertise, we will further accelerate our product development efforts to address these challenges."

As a product director at Sefaira, Corney will lead development of new cloud-based software products to improve high performance building design by helping architects and engineers collaborate more effectively. Previously, he worked as a vice president and technical director at WSP Group, where he established the specialist high performance design group, Built Ecology. Corney's practical project experience includes acclaimed buildings such as Federal Centre South Building 1202 in Seattle, which was declared an AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project in 2013, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in Los Angeles, Council House 2 in Melbourne, Australia and the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, to name a few.

Sefaira Product Director on panel at ASHRAE to discuss Modeling Tools
On Thursday, September 11 at the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Conference, Corney will participate in a "Market-Reality Session" to discuss "Modeling Tools." He joins representatives from Autodesk, Carrier, DesignBuilder USA, EnergyPlus, eQUEST, IES, OpenStudio, Trane and TRNSYS on the panel. This highly interactive discussion promises to educate attendees about what is possible in high performance design with the modeling tools on the market today. Four one and a half hour sessions will cover design workflow; code and rating documentation; net-zero and low energy design; and existing building applications.

About Sefaira
Founded in 2009, Sefaira is the leader in software for high-performance building design. Using Sefaira, architects and other building designers now have the real-time analysis capabilities that enable them to practice performance-based design. This enables designers to create buildings that have the very best performance characteristics in terms of energy use, daylighting quality, carbon emissions, thermal comfort, construction and operating costs.

Sefaira won the 2014 Architizer A+ Product + Apps Jury Award, the 2013 Sustainability Leaders Innovation Award and the 2013 ENDS Green Economy - Green Data Award. It has been named to the 2013 Global Cleantech 100, the 2013 Red Herring Top 100 Global and the 2012 Going Green Global Top 200 private companies. The company also won Gold at the 2013 Ecosummit Award in Berlin as well as the "Green Building Innovation of the Year" award at London's Ecobuild in 2011. Sefaira has offices in London, New York and Melbourne.

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