TRAINING - CBECC-Res, EnergyPlus and OpenStudio in San Francisco (May 7-11),

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Big Ladder Software is pleased to announce that we are leading *three*
workshop series in *May* and *June! *These workshop series will offer
training opportunities for CBECC-Res, EnergyPlus, and OpenStudio.

*San Francisco*, in collaboration with the *PG&E Pacific Energy Center*

- *CBECC-Res*: Under the Hood
*(May 7-8)*
- *EnergyPlus* for Practitioners

*(May 9-10)*
- *EnergyPlus*

EMS
Controls

*(May 11)*

*Register now for San Francisco
https://cbecc-res-energyplus-san-francisco.eventbrite.com
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*Washington DC, in collaboration with the Catholic University of America*

-
*EnergyPlus for Practitioners

(May
14-15) *
- *EnergyPlus

EMS
Controls

(May
16)*
-
*OpenStudio Launch Pad
(May 17) *
-
*Advanced
OpenStudio
(May 18) *

*Register now for Washington DC
https://energyplus-openstudio-washington-dc.eventbrite.com
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*Toronto (Canada)*, in collaboration with *Ryerson University*

- *EnergyPlus for Practitioners

(June
11-12)*
- *OpenStudio Launch Pad
(June 13)*
- *Advanced
OpenStudio
(June 14)*

*Register now for Toronto
*

*https://energyplus-openstudio-toronto.eventbrite.com/
*
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CBECC-Res: Under the Hood

*Workshop Description*

In this two-day workshop we focus on the needs of the energy modeler
analyzing residential building code compliance in California using
CBECC-Res. We cover the fundamentals of the California Simulation Engine
(CSE), the underlying simulation engine for CBECC-Res. Workshop topics
begin with basics on how to adjust simulation settings and schedules and
eventually include more detailed descriptions of HVAC systems, controls,
photovoltaics, and domestic hot water systems. We guide you through the
complexities of the CSE syntax, input/output files, and documentation, as
well as how inputs in CBECC-Res are translated to CSE input file
components. 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 CSE models in
the context of CBECC-Res.

*This workshop should be a prerequisite for anyone planning to analyze
emerging technologies for residential buildings in the context of
California?s Title 24 energy code. *

EnergyPlus for Practitioners

*Workshop Description*

- 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?

*This workshop should be a prerequisite for anyone planning to work
with EnergyPlus regardless of what user interface you choose.*

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.

EnergyPlus EMS Controls

*Workshop Description*

This one-day 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. *

OpenStudio Launch Pad

*Workshop Description*

This one-day workshop aims to quickly launch you into the world of the
*OpenStudio* graphical user interface for *EnergyPlus*. We cover the major
features and capabilities of the interface including creating and editing
geometry using the full *OpenStudio* plugin for *SketchUp*, managing space
types and internal loads, and configuring HVAC systems and controls. (
*OpenStudio* measure writing is not covered.) Demonstrations and hands-on
exercises are used extensively throughout.

*Previous experience with EnergyPlus is recommended but not required.*

*Advanced OpenStudioWorkshop DescriptionThis one-day workshop
covers advanced modeling topics related to the OpenStudio interface. We
cover how to add custom library data (HVAC, building types, etc.), model
?bulk? air flow (infiltration, ventilation, inter-zone mixing, transfer
air), configure layout and controls for advanced plant systems, use best
practices for debugging energy models, and include thermal bridging effects
in energy models. OpenStudio measure writing is not covered. Demonstrations
and hands-on exercises are used extensively throughout.Previous experience
with EnergyPlus is recommended but not required. *

Regards,
--
Aaron Boranian
808 895-1741

Big Ladder Software LLC
1624 Market Street, Suite 304
Denver, CO 80202
http://bigladdersoftware.com

Aaron Boranian
808 895-1741

Big Ladder Software
2549 Irving Street
Denver, CO 80211
http://www.bigladdersoftware.com

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