NOTE: This event is a part of a four-course series. Registering for this course will also sign you up for all four additional courses in this series. The course is arranged in this way to allow you to practice the energy modeling in between courses.
Class 1: June 21st from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Class 2: July 12th from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Class 3: August 2nd from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Class 4: August 23rd from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
This a comprehensive commercial energy modeling course for you to master eQUEST, the free “Quick Energy Simulation Tool” developed by the U.S. Department of Energy and other industry leaders. eQUEST is the most commonly used software for energy modeling for code compliance, utility incentives, and LEED Certification for commercial buildings. This course is hands-on. You will learn how to build and run energy models. By the end of the course, you should be able to function as the go-to energy modeler on an integrated design team.
The course will consist of four separate modules. Each module will start with a two hour in class session, followed by modeling exercises that are done outside of class, to be completed by the next class session (aka homework). Each module will build upon previous work in class. By the end of the fourth module, students will have created, run and QCed an energy model on a building of their choosing. Along the way we’ll touch on the uses of energy modeling in an integrated design process, and some of the standards that apply to energy modeling such as ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G.
This is a hands-on, project-based course that will give you the confidence to do energy modeling for paying clients. While there are no specific pre-requisites, knowledge of the building industry and basic building science will be helpful.
Attendees will use their own computers (bring them to class) Mac Users: Unfortunately, eQUEST only runs natively on PCs. In order to run the software on a Mac, you’ll need to use a virtualization program.
About the instructor
Chris Schaffner, PE, LEED Fellow, BEMP is founder and President of The Green Engineer, Inc. He has been involved in the design and modeling of building energy systems for more than 30 years, and is certified as a “Building Energy Modeling Professional” by ASHRAE. He is also a part-time Lecturer at Northeastern University, and member of the LEED Faculty, having provided continuing education to more than 10,000 building industry professionals over the last 20 years.
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