Bentley Launches Building Performance Group

Sept. 18, 2008
Noah Eckhouse named vice president of new group

Bentley Systems, Inc. has announced the launch of a new group dedicated to helping architects, engineers, construction professionals and owner-operators design, build and operate better-performing, more sustainable buildings. Bentley’s new Building Performance Group will focus on software solutions and products that address the immediate global need to create and maintain energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, safer buildings that also set the benchmark for occupant comfort.

Among the new group’s current offerings are Bentley’s recently acquired Hevacomp line of leading building services design software that includes products for energy analysis, heating and cooling load calculations, pipe and duct sizing and electrical system design, and Tas software for fast, in-depth energy analysis and simulation of demanding and challenging large-scale building environments.

The group will be headed by Noah Eckhouse, former director of business development supporting Bentley’s portfolio development function and recently named vice president of the new group. Eckhouse will lead a team of business developers, industry experts and sales and support professionals with specialized knowledge and broad experience in building performance issues.

“I am excited to launch Bentley’s new Building Performance Group and have an opportunity to meaningfully improve the global built environment. Sustaining infrastructure is what we focus on at Bentley, and building performance is emblematic of our purpose. We will bring the best of the world’s building-performance tools to current and new Bentley users worldwide,” Eckhouse said.

Prior to joining Bentley in 2005, Eckhouse was president of Optram, Inc.,; chief executive officer of, an e-commerce analytics software firm; and vice president of Player Systems Corp. He was also a research specialist in the department of ocean engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Eckhouse graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

Source: Bentley Systems, Inc.

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