Energy Modeling Best Practices and Applications in Houston



George R. Brown Convention Center - 1001 Avenida De Las Americas Houston, TX 77010

June 23, 2018

The seminar covers the fundamentals of building energy modeling and explains how to use modeling to guide design decisions, with an emphasis on HVAC. Integrating modeling into the design process from the programming stage through post-occupancy and measurements and verification will be discussed. The seminar explains modeling principles and provides modeling tips related to the building envelope, plug loads, lighting systems, and HVAC systems. Valuable quality control steps and compelling methods for presenting results are discussed as well as the appropriate use of modeling throughout the project life cycle and life-cycle cost analysis. The seminar concludes with guidance on model calibration and the use of energy models for measurement and verification. Case studies and links to valuable modeling resources are included.

Recommended References: ASHRAE Standard 55, Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy; ASHRAE Standard 62.1, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality; ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings; ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities.

Date & Time: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 8 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

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Joe Deringer, AIA, Member ASHRAE, LEED® AP

Erik Kolderup, P.E., Member ASHRAE, BEMP, LEED® AP

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