Camden Watts has an interesting post about her very broad view of a session by Henry Gifford at the recent ACI conference. Henry talked about the shortcomings from an energy performance perspective of LEED buildings. He hits the nail on the head. Frankly, relying on modeling complex buildings is difficult and imprecise, and many put why too much stock in these models, whether for LEED or for other purpose to estimate energy savings. We’ve found modeling usually off and often wildly overpredicting savings. At the end of the day, the models mean nothing. What’s important is the actual performance of the building–whether a large commercial building or a single family home–from energy, comfort, and health and safety perspectives. Thanks, Henry for the session–and thanks Camden from coming at this from an angle I hadn’t looked at it before!