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Energy Modeling for Decision Confidence

GBCI: 0920011364

Systematic early design energy modeling assists design teams and owners by clarifying the decision space, and bringing relevant information to the discussion.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

  • LU/HSW

LEED version: v4

Published on: November 09, 2016

Average: 3.9 (13 votes)
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About

We all know that having the right information earlier produces substantially superior results. Systematic early design energy modeling assists design teams and owners by clarifying the decision space, and bringing relevant information to the discussion. Students will discover the replicable methods to produce better information sooner as well as the incentive programs to look for that will subsidize these best practices. Building energy modeling and distributed generation systems will be covered so students will have all of the tools necessary to push for net zero building designs.

Objectives

  1. State how energy modeling may be used to make cost effective decisions while also maximizing energy efficiency. 
  2. Articulate how and why early design phase modeling helps quantify decision making, has low environmental impact, and improves occupant health and well-being.
  3. Explain the advantages of solar PV, small wind, and combined heat and power for optimal thermal comfort.
  4. Describe how different energy modeling tools may be used to produce differing levels of service depending on timing and scope.

Course Modules

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Intermediate

Created by

Green Building Services, Inc.
Portland, OR
United States

Leaders

Michael Bigelow

Senior Technical Services Consultant
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Total 14 commentsLeave a comment

4
Architect, LEMAYMICHAUD architecture design
2

Too specific. Mostly a case study that is not relevant to me. A fastfood restaurant really?

Architect, LEMAYMICHAUD architecture design
2

Too specific. Mostly a case study that is not relevant to me. A fastfood restaurant really?

ARCHITECT, HOK
4

good

, Century3(Shanghai)Inc
5

eQUEST

Construction Engineer, OBAYASHI CORPORATION
5

very difficult for me to chouse 3 inbetween quize No. 6.

CH2M
4

Very good.

Senior Manager, IBTS
5

Great perspective on use and value of modeling.

Owner / Designer / Energy Auditor, AW Energy Audits / AW Design
3

comment

Project & Department Manager, JLL
4

Nice course

DPR Construction
5

great course

Architect & Project Manager - Sustainability, Gensler
4

Helpful overview of the various simulation tools available to evaluate the performance of the designed building and make it more sustainable.

Architect, Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC
Pro Reviewer
3

The course discusses options for energy modeling tools and offers several examples of comparative energy savings solutions on a few project types. I had expected more of a "how-to" lesson from the course description and intermediate level classification, but instead there is a wide variety of terms and information discussed. This presentation would be appropriate for viewers who are interested in learning about communicating energy modeling metrics to others as there are some graphic and tabular examples.

LEED / Commissioning Consultant, Salimus Consultancy JLT
Pro Reviewer
3

The webcast consists of five modules:
1. Energy Modeling Overview – with review of energy modeling tools.
2. Energy Modeling for Compliance with ASHRAE 90.1, IRS 179 and local Affordable Housing Incentives.
3. Early Decision Modeling with the focus on Client budget and operational costs.
4. Distributed Generation – using energy modeling for decision making on using Solar Photovoltaics, Small wind turbines, and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems.
5. Case studies.
The webcast is recommended for Architects, Designers and Owners to get basic ideas of energy modeling application in green building design.
I did not put 5 stars because I expected more details related to specifics of the new LEED v4 rating system.

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