What

Big Ladder Software – EnergyPlus & OpenStudio Workshops

When

June 10 - 13, 2019

Where

Building Energy Exchange

Notes

Please note: This event is organized by Big Ladder Software. For more information including registration, visit their event page below.

Tickets Registration
EnergyPlus for Practitioners (June 10 – 11, 2019)

– Have you ever wanted to truly understand how to use EnergyPlus at the text level?
– Have you been using OpenStudioDesignBuilder, or another GUI and had the need to peek under the hood to debug a problem or implement a measure or workaround?

This workshop should be a prerequisite for anyone planning to work with EnergyPlus regardless of what user interface you choose.

This two-day workshop focuses on the needs of the energy modeling practitioner in order to get you up to speed and highly productive with EnergyPlus as quickly as possible. We cover the fundamentals of EnergyPlus such as geometry and internal loads while rapidly ramping up to advanced topics such as HVAC systems and controls. We guide you through the complexities of the EnergyPlus syntax, input/output files, documentation, and essential software tools including the OpenStudio (legacy) plugin for SketchUp. Most importantly, we teach you how to use the available resources to teach yourself going forward. Demonstrations and hands-on exercises are used extensively throughout. By the end of the workshop, you should be comfortable with creating, running, and debugging EnergyPlus models.

 

OpenStudio Launch Pad (June 12, 2019)

This one-day workshop aims to quickly launch you into the world of the OpenStudio graphical user interface for EnergyPlus. We cover the major features and capabilities of the interface including creating and editing geometry using the full OpenStudio plugin for SketchUp, managing space types and internal loads, and configuring HVAC systems and controls. (OpenStudio measure writing is not covered.) Demonstrations and hands-on exercises are used extensively throughout.

Previous experience with EnergyPlus is recommended but not required.
 
Advanced OpenStudio (June 13, 2019)

This one-day workshop covers advanced modeling topics related to the OpenStudio interface. We cover how to add custom library data (HVAC, building types, etc.), model “bulk” air flow (infiltration, ventilation, inter-zone mixing, transfer air), configure layout and controls for advanced plant systems, use best practices for debugging energy models, and include thermal bridging effects in energy models. OpenStudio measure writing is not covered. Demonstrations and hands-on exercises are used extensively throughout.

Previous experience with EnergyPlus is recommended but not required.

Tags

  • Training
  • Data & Technology

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