Drury B. Crawley, Ph.D., AIA, Fellow ASHRAE, BEMP, Fellow IBPSA
Dr. Drury B. Crawley is a Bentley Fellow and Director of Building Performance, with Bentley Systems Inc., focusing on building performance, design, BIM, sustainability, resilience, net-zero-energy buildings, analytics, interoperability, and building operation. With more than 35 years of experience in energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability, Dr. Crawley has worked in engineering software development, government research and standards development organizations, as well as building design and energy consulting companies.
Currently, he chairs ASHRAE SSPC 169 Climatic Data for Building Design Standards, and is a member of SSPC 189.1, SPC 209P, SPC 205P, and TC 4.7. He is a recipient of the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award, Research Administration Committee’s Service to ASHRAE Research Award, Exceptional Service Award, and Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP) certification.
Before joining Bentley Systems in 2010, Dr. Crawley developed, launched and managed the USDOE’s Commercial Building Initiative for cost-effective, low- and zero-energy commercial buildings including sector Energy Alliances (now Better Buildings Initiative and Alliances). He also managed DOE’s building energy software research and development including EnergyPlus (winner of 2003 R&D100 Award), OpenStudio plugin for SketchUp, Energy-10, and DOE-2.
A registered architect, he received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering on the topic of building simulation as a policy tool, looking at the potential impacts of climate change on the built environment at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, and he holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from University of Tennessee.
Dr. Crawley is a Fellow of IBPSA, at-large board member since 1998, and IBPSA-USA Treasurer and board member since 2013. He also is active in AIA and USGBC (LEED EA TAG, former Research Committee member) and on the editorial boards of three international journals. He has published more than 125 papers and articles, testified before the U.S. Congress, lectured at more than 20 universities, and made more than 400 presentations on building energy efficiency, sustainability, and renewable energy throughout the world.