Fundamentals of Energy Modeling & Building Energy Simulation Training Seminar & BESA Certification Exam


Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

Georgia World Congress Center - 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313.

September 25 - 27, 2017

This three day instructional program is being held in conjunction with WEEC 2017, and includes content developed by IBPSA-USA. 

This course has been designed to provide the specific training and background needed by professionals preparing to sit for AEE's Building Energy Simulation Analyst (BESA) certification examination. Attendees will gain a clear, in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of computerized building energy modeling, and will also have the opportunity for hands-on building simulation experience during the seminar.

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An increasing number of federal and state laws, as well as professional energy standards, protocols and rating systems are requiring the use of computerized building energy simulation programs to verify energy and dollar savings for both high performance new facility design projects and existing building retrofits. In addition, organizations investing in efficient building projects have learned the value of advance energy modeling as an effective tool assuring the future value of their investments.

The knowledge you will gain by participating in this training program - as well as achievement of the status of certified Building Energy Simulation Analyst - will position you to be among the select group of professionals available to meet this growing demand for effectively administered computerized building energy simulation, either for your own organization's projects or for those of your clients.

The BESA exam will be administered at the close of instruction on day three of each seminar -- only to those who have qualified in advance to sit for the exam by submitted a completed BESA application and fee. Learn more about BESA certification.

Course Instructor:

Chris Balbach, P.E., C.E.M., C.M.V.P., B.E.M.P., LEED- AP, brings to this seminar extensive expertise in building simulation and energy modeling, with a focus on existing buildings. As Vice President of Research and Development for Performance Systems Development of NY, LLC, he acts as a subject matter expert to guide the company's internal software development teams. As a subcontractor to the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), Mr. Balbach has delivered weeklong comprehensive Energy Assessment trainings (including sections on energy modeling) to governmental clients worldwide. He has a passionate belief that energy simulation tools, when properly wielded, often represent the best available technology for accurately estimating the potential for energy savings in buildings. He combines his field experience as an HVAC/R design engineer, background in simulation software development, and understanding of monetizing energy savings through appropriate M&V techniques to present a vision for transforming energy use in buildings. Mr. Balbach is member of IBPSA, AEE, and ASHRAE, and serves as programs committee chair of ASHRAE TC4.7 (Energy Calculations). 

Register for this course, and learn more, at the AEE website.


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