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Starts 24 September 2024

Building Energy Modelling Essentials

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Dragos Paraschiv,

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$645 / Before July 30, 2024

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Program Overview

The Building Energy Modelling Essentials course is a perfect starting point for those who wish to become familiar with modelling concepts and demonstrate compliance with the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB).

This one-day course provides an overview of the requirements of the NECB and descriptions of the three compliance paths (prescriptive, trade-off, and performance). For a more extensive NECB course, see Working with the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB). During the training, participants examine a case study model of a commercial building to learn about the details included in models and the factors that ensure a successful and compliant energy model, a process that covers basic modelling principles. Additionally, this course serves to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of different energy modelling software.

EnergyPlus is a powerful energy modelling software tool used to support the design of high-performance commercial and institutional buildings. It is 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.

You are interested in eQuest-based modelling courses? Please contact our customer service at info@cietcanada.com.


In this course, you will learn to

  • Navigate viable NECB compliance paths. 
  • Discern when energy modelling is applied and how it helps meet energy project goals. 
  • Use modelling software. 
  • Produce a compliance report. 
  • Create an energy model. 
  • Review the major components of a building energy model (envelope, lighting, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning, service water heating, central plant) and where this information is typically found. 
  • Discern the roles of a reference building. 
  • Apply the factors that constitute a successful energy model. 


This course is ideal for

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

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

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