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Starts 17 October 2023

Building Energy Modelling Professional

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Dragos Paraschiv,

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$995/ Before August 22, 2023

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clock 2 days, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm CDT

Program Overview

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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.

Designed for those who have completed the Building Energy Modelling Essentials course and are familiar with basic modelling concepts, this two-day Energy Modelling Professional course focuses on introducing participants to EnergyPlus, the most advanced energy modelling software developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

The course is designed to teach participants about EnergyPlus and OpenStudio, which are energy modeling tools used to analyze the energy performance of buildings. Participants will also learn how to use SketchUp, a popular 3D modeling software, to create building models that can be exported to EnergyPlus via OpenStudio for energy simulation and analysis. During Day 1, participants will get hands-on experience on the software by setting themselves up for success. Day 2 provides interactive 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.

Ready to take the next step in energy modelling and compliance for buildings? Our Advanced Building Energy Modelling 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

  • Prepare an energy model.
  • Set preliminary models.
  • Input building performance factors and design elements into a model.
  • Apply reporting and calculations methodologies.
  • Use Energy Plus as a compliance tool.


This course is ideal for

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

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  • 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



  • Participating will go through case study work with coaching and assistance from our instructor.

This course includes...

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

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