Overview

The Introduction to Energy Modelling course provides a perfect starting point for participants who need to understand what an energy model is, how to build a model in either eQuest or CAN-QUEST, and how to demonstrate compliance with the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB).

This one-day course provides an overview of the requirements of the NEBC and a description of the three compliance paths (prescriptive, trade-off, and performance). During the training, participants are also taken through a case study model of a commercial building to understand what details are included in models and the factors that make an energy model successful and compliant.

eQuest and CAN-QUEST are powerful energy modelling software tools used to support the design of high-performance commercial and institutional buildings. They are also used to assess and demonstrate performance path compliance with the NECB.

Ready to take the next step in energy modelling and compliance for buildings? Our Building Energy Modelling Professional course will give you the tools you need to execute the modelling process.  

 

Key Learning Objectives

Upon completing this training, participants will:

  • Gain understanding of viable NECB compliance paths.
  • Discern when energy modelling is applied and how it can help meet energy project goals.
  • Be introduced to eQuest and CAN-QUEST and be able to compare their features.
  • Understand how to produce a compliance report.
  • See how an energy model is created through case studies conducted in eQuest.
  • Review the major components of a building energy model (envelope, lighting, HVAC, service water heating, central plant) and where this information is typically found.
  • Know the role of a reference building.
  • Learn the 10 critical factors that make for a successful energy model.

 

Audience

  • New energy modellers.
  • Energy consultants.
  • Program administrators.
  • Compliance reviewers.
  • Code officials.
  • Those who hire energy modellers (e.g. architects).

Location

CIET Virtual Real-Time Classroom training

This training will be offered virtually through GoToTraining. Upon enrollment, you will receive the login and participant materials you will need to connect seamlessly and enjoy a great training experience.

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Agenda

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There will be an optional but appreciated 45-min informal networking session at the end of the first day so you can get to know your fellow participants better; it starts after the Q&A at around 5:15 pm CDT.

 

 

  • Energy Codes
  • Reference Materials
  • Compliance Paths – Overview
  • Prescriptive Requirements
  • Trade-off Path
  • Performance Path
  • Introduction to E-QUEST
  • Compliance Modelling
  • Proposed and Reference Building
  • Performance Path – Factors for Success

 

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 degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Power Engineering.

The course includes...

  • You will receive a PDF copy of the training material by email during the week prior to the course.

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COVID-19 Information for CIET Winter-Spring 2021 Training Calendar – CIET Goes Virtual!

Last Updated: January 6, 2021

 

CIET Goes Virtual!

With more than 90 virtual real-time courses offered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis under our belt, and based on feedback received from more than 800 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered in the winter-spring of 2021 will still be delivered through virtual real-time classrooms.

This will allow everyone to continue accessing CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers, regardless of what happens with the pandemic. You can register for these virtual courses in confidence, knowing that they will provide the same quality of training that you expect from CIET. These real-time training sessions will be available to all participants across Canada, and abroad.

 

REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL TRAINING TODAY!

 

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Through all these measures, CIET hopes to provide as much flexibility as possible to training participants while respecting its commitments to other participants, trainers and partners, as well as public health recommendations.

We thank you very much for your trust and collaboration and look forward to welcoming you in our virtual classrooms!

 

Best regards,

The CIET Team
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