TRAINING - Last Call for EnergyPlus and OpenStudio Workshops at Building Simulation 2017

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*LAST CALL !!! These training workshops begin in ONE WEEK !!!*

Big Ladder Software is leading three training workshops in conjunction
with *Building
Simulation 2017* in *San Francisco*. These workshops are *EnergyPlus* for

, *OpenStudio* Launch Pad
and *OpenStudio* Measure Writing
which take place both before and after the conference in August. These are
public workshops, meaning that you can register for them even if you aren't
attending the conference!

*Register now for Building Simulation 2017*

To review information for each workshop, please see:
- *EnergyPlus* for Practitioners
(August 5 -
- *OpenStudio* Launch Pad
(August 10)
*OpenStudio* Measure Writing
(August 11)

There is limited space for these workshops so sign-up soon!

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.

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. **You
are welcome to register for this workshop separately from the EnergyPlus
for Practitioners workshop.*

OpenStudio Measure Writing

*Workshop Description*

This one-day workshop focuses on teaching you how to write your own measures
for *OpenStudio*?s powerful scripting and automation framework. We cover
the essentials of the *OpenStudio* API, the Ruby programming language, and
the *OpenStudio Software Development Kit* documentation. We explore all
three categories of measures: *OpenStudio*, *EnergyPlus*, and Reporting. We
will also show how to use a measure to automatically generate a baseline
building model for ASHRAE Standard 90.1 compliance. Demonstrations and
hands-on exercises are used extensively throughout.

*Previous Ruby scripting experience is not required. You are welcome to
register for this workshop separately from the OpenStudio Launch
Pad workshop.*


Aaron Boranian
808 895-1741

Big Ladder Software LLC
1624 Market Street, Suite 304
Denver, CO 80202

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