TRAINING - EnergyPlus and Modelkit Workshop in Denver (Sept 23-28)

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Big Ladder Software is pleased to announce that we are leading our
*EnergyPlus* for Practitioners

*Modelkit* for *EnergyPlus*

workshops in *Denver*! This is the very first time that we are offering
public training for *Modelkit*
. Come learn about our
parametric modeling framework that combines *Ruby* scripting with
*EnergyPlus* workflows!

These workshops will be held at *Big Ladder Software* the days before and
after the 2019 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference
Please note that you need to register for these workshops separately from
the conference.

- *EnergyPlus* for Practitioners
September 23-24 (Monday-Tuesday)
- *Modelkit* for *EnergyPlus*
September 28 (Saturday)

*Register now for Denver*

*See our upcoming workshops in Boston and Atlanta


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.*

This two-day workshop focuses 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.

Modelkit for EnergyPlus

*Workshop Description*

This one-day workshop teaches you to use the *Modelkit*
framework developed by
Big Ladder Software for generating *EnergyPlus* input files. We cover the
basics of how *Modelkit* uses the *Ruby* programming language in
combination with a library of templates to highlight the benefits of these
features. We then describe the process of templates being combined together
in order to compose the *EnergyPlus* input file, and how parametric values
can be set in one template and passed to another. For example, changing an
HVAC system type from "CAV" to "VAV" would require changing a single
parameter -- the templates are pre-configured to update *EnergyPlus* object
types, inlet/outlet node connections, and other details accordingly.

We culminate with Big Ladder Software's *Modelkit Excel* tool that
simplifies parametric analysis by allowing users to set parametric values
in a spreadsheet tool and apply the *Modelkit* framework to automatically
compose and simulate *EnergyPlus* input files, as well as compare
user-specified results between simulations. By the end of the workshop, you
should be comfortable with creating and simulating *EnergyPlus* input files
using the *Modelkit* framework. Demonstrations and hands-on exercises will
be used extensively throughout to generate models with a range of
energy-efficiency measures and HVAC system configurations.

*Previous experience with EnergyPlus is recommended but not required.* You
are welcome to register for this workshop separately from the *EnergyPlus
for Practitioners* workshop.

Aaron Boranian
808 895-1741

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

Aaron Boranian 808 895-1741 Big Ladder Software 2549 Irving Street Denver, CO 80211
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