1) describe how modeling is used as part of an integrative design process
2) construct simple commercial building energy models using eQuest
3) interpret the results of energy models
4) distinguish between design models and validation models
Building Energy Modeling is a versatile, multipurpose tool that is used in new building and retrofit design, green certification, qualification for tax credits and utility incentives. The importance of creating energy models for a building is growing as we focus on building energy efficiency as a key strategy to fight climate change and global heating.