IES<VE> 2 Day Workshop @ SimBuild 2010

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IES will offer two full days of training at SimBuild 2010. These can be
taken together or separately. A brief overview is provided below.
Details are provided on the registration page:

* Day 1 - Intermediate 3D Modeling, Daylighting, Loads Analysis,
and HVAC Systems: Introduction to version 6.1 of the IES Environment>; Importing from SketchUp and Revit; Daylighting; Loads and
HVAC system sizing; and Detailed modeling of ASHRAE 90.1 PRM systems and
controls (Part A).
* Day 2 - Advanced and Building-Integrated Systems Modeling:
Detailed modeling of ASHRAE 90.1 PRM systems and controls (Part B);
Building-type-driven HVAC configurations; Build and run DOAS with active
chilled-beams; Mixed-mode systems modeling and controls; Heat
exchangers, indirect-evaporative cooling, energy recovery, heat pipes,
runaround loops, and desiccant wheels; UFAD systems modeling.

Registration (IBPSA-SimBuild 2010 Website):


Cost: Single Day: $350; Both Days: $300/day ($600)

All participants are expected to come prepared with a laptop computer,
having downloaded and installed IES 6.1, and having obtained and
initialized license keys (either purchased or trial keys) prior to the

For more information on VE-Pro, please visit:

For trial software downloads, go to:

While not required for this intermediate to advanced workshop, prior
experience with the is highly recommended.

Workshop agenda

Day 1 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (7 hours, plus 30-minute lunch and two

* Introduction, distribution of materials/content, brief 6.1
overview/update (30 minutes)
* Preparing and importing models from Revit and SketchUp; checking
and working with these in ModelIt (1.5 hrs)
* Daylighting from quick and simple in FlucsDL to advanced
techniques and sensors for dimming controls in RadianceIES (2 hrs)
* Loads analysis for thermal simulations and HVAC system sizing (1
* Detailed modeling of ASHRAE-90.1 PRM Baseline systems and
controls (Part A - 2 hrs):

* Design loads and simulation weather data, zone
assignment, and system sizing;
* Basics of configuration, sizing, and controls for
airflow, supply temperatures, airside economizers, energy recovery,
fans, and chilled and hot-water plant equipment, loops, and controls;
* Modifying and simulating a pre-defined VAV-reheat system
and with controls;

Day 2 - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (7 hours, plus 30-minute lunch and two

* Heating and cooling plant equipment (0.5 hr)
* Additional airside and waterside components and controls (0.5
* Modeling ASHRAE-90.1 PRM/LEED Baseline systems and controls
(Part B - 1 hr): The other eight systems;
* Building-type-driven HVAC configurations, including central VAV
plus zone-level PTAC units, DOAS plus FCUs, DOAS plus floor-by-floor VAV
(0.5 hr)
* Induction units, active chilled beams, and parallel or series
fan-powered boxes (0.5 hr)
* Build and run DOAS + active chilled beams system from scratch (1
* Heat exchangers, indirect evaporative cooling, energy recovery,
heat pipes, runaround loops, and desiccant wheels (1 hr)
* Mixed-mode operation, demand-controlled ventilation (DCV), and
combined controls for maintenance of thermal comfort and fresh air in a
mixed-mode environment (1 hr)
* UFAD systems modeling - Technical walkthrough, demonstration,
and discussion of the UFAD-specific methods described in the IES
SimBuild 2010 paper (0.5 hr):

* Essentials of modeling UFAD plenum heat-transfer,
airflow, and leakage pathways;
* Configuration and controls for underfloor fan-powered
* Variation of zone thermal stratification with the
transition from cooling to heating mode.

About IES

The IES offers detailed, comprehensive, and
integrated dynamic simulation of daylighting, thermal loads, HVAC
systems, controls, and building energy performance. With the VE-Pro
applications, users can take a project from climate analysis and
schematic 3D modeling through initial assessments of daylighting,
energy, and carbon footprint and on to advanced daylighting analysis,
detailed thermal-comfort and loads analysis for critical spaces, and
finally to whole-building energy modeling and reporting for the
LEED/ASHRAE-90.1 Performance Rating Method.

Fully integrated building and systems modeling capabilities range from
natural ventilation, mixed-mode operation, and controls to detailed
modeling of conventional and non-standard systems and configurations.
These include customizable CV and VAV systems, underfloor air
distribution (UFAD), displacement ventilation (DV), indirect-direct
evaporative cooling (IDDE), dedicated outside air systems (DOAS),
CO2-driven demand-controlled ventilation (DCV), radiant panels and
hydronic slabs, passive and active chilled beams, desiccant
dehumidification, double-skin facades, hot-water and chilled-water
plants, heat pumps, absorption chillers, waterside free cooling, and
much more.

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