Meeting/Event Information

April 17th, 2019 Meeting

April 17, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

HESS Building
5430 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056

TOPIC: 21st Century Tall Building Design by ASHRAE Distinguished Lecture Luke Leung

21st Century Tall Building Design
GBCI Approved | 1 CE Hour | 0920014332
AIA Approved|1LU| LEUNG01

The locations of cities, environmental changes, ever-increasing heights of tall buildings, and focus on high-performance design will create challenges for tall building design in the 21st century.  This dialogue will discuss microclimates of tall buildings. In particular, it will focus upon the impact 21st century climate and changing air contaminants have on tall buildings. Tall buildings should be designed to be resilient; researching and exploring related microclimate topics can inform our design.  Topics include: the integration of  tall buildings within the city to achieve optimal energy performances; the latest stack effect data, monitoring, and control; elevator door opening sequences and their impact on elevator shaft pressure; the integration of natural ventilation in tall buildings; how energy consumption changes with height; and advanced modeling techniques on tall building design.

Bio of Luke Leung

Luke is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Fellow; He is also a Centennial Fellow from The Pennsylvania State University Architectural Engineering Department; Board of Directors for USGBC, Illinois; Environmental Health Committee of ASHRAE; Ex-Chairman of the ASHRAE Technical Committee on “Tall Buildings”; Chairman of the Building Pressure Committee, Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings; Sustainable Committee with Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; Part Time Professor at IIT; Stack Effect Working Group with CTBUH;  ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer.

Luke Leung is a Director of the Sustainability Engineering Studio for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP.  His work includes Burj Khalifa, the world’s current tallest man-made structure; Multiple times recipient of the “Excellence in Engineering” award from ASHRAE; National Institute of Building Sciences awards, among others.  Selected projects also include the General Motors Global Headquarters, Roche Diagnostic in Indianapolis, Beijing Finance Street, Embassy of Ottawa in China, Embassy in Beijing, Rolex Tower in Dubai, Pertamina Tower – the tallest and largest net zero building in the world etc.


$25.00 Monthly Luncheon meeting (advance registration)
$30.00 Monthly Luncheon meeting (at the door)


$0.00 Consulting Engineer Express Members Only (PAID)

$0.00 Regular Express Members Only (PAID)

$0.00 Life Time Member

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