This course covers an introduction to Energy-modeling.

I'm Bob Fassbender, the presenter. I'll just cover a brief introduction. I'm one of the co-founder's of energy-models.com, and I do energy-modeling full time. I started my career working for Trane CDS, the creators of TRACE 700, and traveled the within the US and internationally training on energy-modeling. Let's just say that I've done a lot of training on energy modeling.

I'm excited to say that the demand has grown for energy modeling, and more and more folks just want to learn a bit about what energy modeling is, without getting into all of the horrendous details.

We have a lot to cover, and therefore, we will wait until the end to ask questions

Okay, so what is Energy Modeling? That's your first question right? Well actually, I've done this enough to know that the real first question is:

HOW can Energy-modeling Help me? Well, We will cover a few basic examples but right now it's best to say

It can save you money and make you money
Save you time
Improve accuracy, because the bottom line is, that Energy-modeling can
Predict the future in terms of money spent on energy.

And guess what ' Anytime you can predict the future ' you can make money. We'll get to a few basic examples

What you Will Learn

So, now that we answered your first real question. Let's go over the formality of what you will be able to do after this course:

You will be able to answer the question: What is energy-modeling:
You will be able to list basic assumptions, so that you don't go too crazy on the details
You will also be able to list the key components of an energy model, and learn where to find them
You will also be able to list 3 types of models
And when to use an energy-model
As well as WHO can perform Which models

What is Energy Modeling

So, let's get to the 2nd question that most people have: What is energy-modeling?

So you have a computer
And you have a building design

Energy modeling is taking that building design parameters, and putting it into the computer, and simulating the building through actual weather conditions. Building components are all governed by the laws of thermodynamics, after all, so of course, the building operation can be represented mathematically, and therefore can be simulated on computer.

And for those of you who want a textbook definition:

Energy Modeling is a Computer simulation of a building over a period of time (typically 1 year) to determine the building energy consumption, demand, and COST.

We call it energy modeling, we call it green, but remember it's almost always about cost ' so it's probably best to say, that energy modeling is used to save some green.