Overview

Building energy modelling is a key process used in the retrofit design, code compliance, and real-time building control for commercial and institutional buildings. The modelling process permits modellers to include factors such as building performance, climate, construction materials, architectural design, HVAC, and building analysis.

This two-day course is divided into two parts. Day 1 is focused on key tools and data used in prominent modelling software (specifically eQuest and Can-Quest). During the first day, we also run basic simulations and create a compliance run. Day 2 provides interactive, hands-on examples of modelling case studies that participants work through and complete with coaching and assistance from our instructor.

The Building Energy Modelling Professional course provides you with the tools you need to execute energy modelling projects and achieve compliance for buildings. You will also benefit from completing case studies that will reinforce your knowledge and understanding of energy modelling.

Energy Modelling Software for Download:

EQuest

Can-Quest

Key Learning Objectives

Upon completing this training program, participants will be able to:

  • Prepare an energy model
  • Set up preliminary models (via the Wizard tool)
  • Know how to input building performance factors and design elements into a model
  • Ensure accurate modelling with the use of the Detailed Mode feature
  • Understand reporting and calculations methodologies
  • Be comfortable using either eQuest or Can-Quest as a compliance tool

     

Audience

This program is aimed at providing energy design decision makers with the knowledge required for the energy model development process. This program is ideal for the following audience:

  • Energy design decision makers
  • Energy modellers
  • Building portfolio managers
  • Consultants
  • Architects
  • Electrical engineers
  • Mechanical and HVAC specialists

Location

CIET Virtual Real-Time Classroom training

This training will be offered virtually through Microsoft Teams. Upon enrollment, you will receive the information you will need to enjoy a great training experience.

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Schedule

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Course starts! 9:00 AM 7:00 AM 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 11;00 AM 11:30 AM
Training 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Morning Break 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Training 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Lunch Break 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Training 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Afternoon Break 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Training 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Course Ends/ Trainer Help Desk Opens! 4:30 PM 2:30 PM 3:30 PM 5:30 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM
Optional Help Desk (Q&As) 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Agenda

DAY 1

  • Setting up an energy model in CanQuest or eQuest: Project and site data (building type, location, seasons); shells and zoning (building shells, 3D-viewer, zoning principles, space types, importing custom footprints and zoning)
  • Running a simulation
  • Identifying important files
    Using a detailed interface: Execute the energy model; create schedules in CAN-QUEST; envelopes (building up walls, roofs, windows, and floors, below-grade construction and reference building envelopes); internal loads (lighting and equipment); water-side HVAC (loops, boilers, chillers, heat rejection, pumps, controls, reference buildings); air-side HVAC (system basics, fans, outdoor air, cooling, heating)
  • Verifying the results of a simulation
  • Creating a compliance run

 

DAY 2

  • Participating in case study work with coaching and assistance from our instructor.

Trainers

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Dragos Paraschiv

Dragos Paraschiv is a licensed professional engineer in the Province of Ontario and a LEED Accredited Professional. His experience in energy efficiency includes several European Union projects in the field of energy management, where he was responsible for the development of community energy management plans and pilot projects. Working for a Canadian ESCO, Dragos was involved in the design of commercial mechanical systems, as well as central plants retrofit projects. Consulting services included load calculations, equipment selection, energy analysis, and preparation of tender documentation and construction site supervision. Dragos has gained experience in all aspects of Energy Performance Contracting including auditing, design, performance measurement and verification, contract administration and program management. Dragos has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Power Engineering.

The course includes...

Access to a private SharePoint website with additional training material, references, and links.

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