Big Ladder Software: EnergyPlus for Practitioners


Big Ladder Software

PG&E Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94103

April 4 - 5, 2017

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

In this two-day workshop we focus 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.

We have developed our training materials from scratch over a period of several years based on our extensive experience using EnergyPlus to model real-world projects and helping others to do the same. This workshop should be a prerequisite for anyone planning to work with EnergyPlus regardless of what user interface you choose.

You are welcome to register for this workshop separately from the LaunchPad workshop, and the Advanced OpenStudio workshop.

Visit the Big Ladder website to learn more about our training philosophy.

Workshop Instructors: Aaron Boranian and Peter Ellis 

Learn more about the course and register.


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