Kirksey’s own Nicola Springer, Kapil Upadhyaya, Colley Hodges and Alfonso Hernandez are speaking today at the 2013 CATEE (Clean Air Through Energy Efficiency) Conference. Nicola and Kapil will be presenting on “Aggressively Passive Designing with CFD” and will be discussing two Kirksey-designed naturally ventilated pools, the Fort Bend ISD Aquatic Facility and the Euless Indoor Aquatic Center. Using the pools as case studies they will analyze the viability of naturally ventilated natatoriums in Texas and present the related economic benefits. Colley and Alfonso’s presentation is entitled “Residence Hall ROI: The Benefits of Energy Modeling for University Dormitories” and they will analyze the University of Houston’s Calhoun Lofts, Texas State University’s North Campus Housing Complex, and Stephen F. Austin University’s Freshman Residence Hall. Through these case studies they will emphasize the value of performing an energy simulation during programming to optimize the energy efficiency strategies and incur significant cost savings. This year’s CATEE Conference is being held in San Antonio, Texas December 16-18, at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio River Walk. For more information on the conference see http://catee.tamu.edu.