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Integrated Approach to Energy Modeling

GBCI: 0920000584

Is creating a whole-building energy model just a necessary evil to achieve LEED Certification?
Eligible for .5 CE HOURS.
  • .5 CE

  • LEED Green Associate

Rating system: v4, v2009

Published on: July 16, 2014

Average: 4.2 (23 votes)


Is creating a whole-building energy model just a necessary evil to achieve LEED Certification? This seminar will allow participants to understand the TRUE VALUE of incorporating whole-building energy modeling as part of the integrated (and sustainable) design approach to your next building project. While the LEED Rating System doesn't (currently) require energy modeling to occur at a specific phase of a project, this session aims to demonstrate the importance of creating an energy model at the very beginning of the design effort, running multiple iterations of design scenarios throughout the design phase.

The presentation will offer case studies of several LEED and green building projects that have been successful in saving significant first cost, energy, and ongoing expenditures.

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  1. Understand the importance of using a whole-building energy model during the design phase of a project to assist in the evaluation of building envelope design alternatives.
  2. Garner a basic understanding of the capability of the typical energy modeling tools utilized to apply an integrated design approach to the energy modeling process.
  3. Understand the value of considering life-cycle cost versus only first-cost when making design decisions.
  4. Review project case studies and numerical data associated with the energy modeling process on past projects.
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Heapy Engineering
Dayton, OH
United States


Ryan Hoffman

Heapy Engineering
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