M. Dennis Knight, P.E., BEMP, Fellow Life Member ASHRAE, has 46 years’ experience in the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of buildings and their HVAC systems. He is the founder and a principal of Whole Building Systems, LLC, a high-performance building consultancy, located in Charleston, SC. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics and has registrations in both Mechanical and Fire Protection Engineering. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of ASHRAE, and ASHRAE Fellow, and a member of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force. He is the current chair of the ASHRAE Virtual Design & Construction specialty conference steering committee and former chair of the Building Performance Analysis specialty conference steering committee. He has held numerous chapter, regional and society level positions within ASHRAE and authored and co-authored several articles and publications on Building Information Modeling and Integrated Building Design during the past 40 years.