EnergyPlus EMS Controls Webinar - Big Ladder Software


Big Ladder Software


December 14 - 17, 2021

This workshop covers the Energy Management System (EMS) capability of EnergyPlus, which allows implementation of custom control strategies and calculation routines that override standard modeling processes within EnergyPlus. We cover the EnergyPlus runtime Language (Erl) that is used to describe the custom control programs, how to create EMS components (sensors, actuators, output variables, etc.), and how to debug execution of EMS programs. Lecture topics include how to create advanced HVAC control sequences, how to override default HVAC operation (flow rate, setpoint temperature, capacity, etc.), how to abort a simulation when operational faults occur, and how to use outputs to generate trend data. Demonstrations and hands-on exercises are used extensively throughout. Previous experience with EnergyPlus is recommended but not required.

This workshop will include 2 webinar sessions to cover lectures and demonstrations, each lasting 2 hours for a total of ~4 hours of webinar training time. We will plan for an extra 30 minutes in each lecture to accommodate questions and other possible delays. The webinar schedule will be as follows (all times in Mountain Daylight Time, UTC-06:00):

  • Webinar 1: Tuesday, December 14
    • 9:30 AM - 12 PM
  • Webinar 2: Friday, December 17
    • 9:30 AM - 12 PM

Between webinar sessions, there will be hands-on "homework" exercises assigned to practice topics covered during webinars. Attendees are welcome to ask the instructor questions related to exercises and other training information outside of webinars.

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Other Big Ladder Software webinars:

EnergyPlus for Practitioners Workshop - Nov.30, Dec.3, Dec.7 & Dec.10

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