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Brandon Andow, PhD, RA

Senior Building Performance Analyst

Brandon is a Senior Building Performance Analyst specializing in the design, analysis, and implementation of high-performance facade systems and building enclosures to reduce energy use while improving comfort for occupants. He is focused on the integrated delivery of next-generation of building facades for mission-driven clients. His project experience includes the Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center, Tianjin Juilliard School, San Pellegrino Flagship Factory, Seattle Space Needle Renovation, TWA Flight Center Hotel at JFK, Georgia Tech Coda Building, Princeton University Residential Colleges, 100 Flatbush Passive House School, Cornell Tech Roosevelt Island Campus, and the P.S. 62 Staten Island Net Zero Energy School Prototype.

Brandon has published in peer-reviewed journals covering optics, advanced materials, and building physics, presented at ASHRAE Building Performance and Facades+ conferences, and has served as a peer-review referee for Energy and Buildings. His past research for the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology at Rensselaer involved the development of novel multi-functional dynamic glazing materials and solar responsive facade systems. This included the development of switchable transparency micro- and nano-structured materials for solar control and energy harvesting, along with modeling complex fenestration systems' impact on daylighting, visual comfort, and building energy use. Brandon has previously taught at Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art, and Planning and Parsons School of Design. He is an NCARB certified licensed Architect registered in the state of New York and received his PhD in Architectural Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Publications

What’s the future of sustainability for Northeastern University? Balancing energy efficiency with embodied carbon.  More

Glass offers extraordinary aesthetics, but can cause dangerous hot spots to its surroundings if care is not given to its reflective qualities. More

Integrating historic preservation with sustainability expertise from the very beginning of a project, we maximize the potential that historic buildings offer to meet and even exceed desired energy performance criteria while keeping character-defining features. More

February 7, 2020

The Eyes Have It

by Justin Shultz, Brandon Andow, Noll Kretschmann

EYP experts share how emerging healthcare lighting trends can improve patient and staff experiences in an article from Medical Construction & Design Magazine