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Michael Sawford

Michael Sawford

Boca Raton, FL, US

 

About 

Michael Sawford, a building simulation specialist with over 10 years of experience, is currently the Vice President at EDSL USA, Inc. He is passionate about advancing simulation tools for the building science community and promoting the integration of simulation into early design. Currently, he is focused on the development and research of building simulation tools for the US market, predominantly for the development of EDSL Tas Engineering software. In addition to building simulation research, he has completed numerous building energy models, developed new features for building simulation (phase change materials, wind turrets, light pipes), designed UI/UX for a whole building simulation software, and has worked to validate simulation results against measured data and testing standards. Michael studied in the United Kingdom at the University of York, and received his degree in Mathematics and Physics in 2005.

Employment 

Environmental Design Solutions Ltd., Milton Keynes, GB, Vice President and Building Performance Specialist

Demonstrate building performance analysis capabilities. Support & train users in use of BEM applications. Provide demonstrations of industry case studies and key features of building simulation in client facing presentations and at local and international conferences. Research building simulation industry and technologies, assist software development team in setting development plans, and leading business development in the North American region.

Jul 2017 - current
 

CRH Inc., New York, NY, US, Director of Energy Analytics

Oversaw building performance analysis for owners, developers, engineers, & architects on behalf of Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope. Part of a team of dedicated industry professionals tasked with researching emerging technologies and developing innovative tools and solutions to enhance building design and performance. As part of the team, we created a photorealistic visualization and performance tool, and other manufacturer configuration tools for other CRH companies.

Oct 2011 - Aug 2020
 

Environmental Design Solutions Ltd., Milton Keynes, GB, Director of Energy Analytics

Provided consulting services to a large building envelope manufacturer on new and existing projects. Developed automation scripts to speed up consultancy project delivery. Created C# / VB.Net utilities to automatically adjust models to incorporate new technologies for analysis.

Oct 2011 - May 2017
 

Environmental Design Solutions Ltd., Milton Keynes, GB, Software Developer / Building Performance Consultant

Provided consultancy services using Tas applications for building simulation including CFD. Help to maintain validation paths for Tas software and be directly involved in the development of the software and utilities.

Oct 2007 - Oct 2011
 

Education 

University of York, York, GB, Bachelors, Mathematics and Physics (Equal)

Studied core classes of both the Mathematics and Physics degrees simultaneously. Achieved an upper second class with honors (2:1) Bachelor degree in science.

Oct 2002 - Jul 2005
 

Areas of Specialization 

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