EnergyPlus for Practitioners Workshop - Big Ladder Software


Big Ladder Software


September 13 - 24, 2021

This workshop focuses 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 Euclid extension 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.

This workshop will include 4 webinar sessions to cover lectures and demonstrations, each lasting 2-2.5 hours for a total of~9 hours of webinar training time. The webinar schedule will be as follows (all times in Mountain Daylight Time, UTC-06:00):

The webinar schedule will be as follows:

  • Webinar 1: Monday, September 13
    • 9:30 AM - 12 PM
  • Webinar 2: Thursday, September 16
    • 9:30 AM - 12 PM
  • Webinar 3: Tuesday, September 21
    • 9:30 - 11:30 AM
  • Webinar 4: Friday, September 24
    • 9:30 - 11:30 AM

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.

Learn more and register.

Other Big Ladder Software webinars:

OpenStudio Launch Pad Training - Septeber 28- October 1, 2021


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