TRAINING - Using DesignBuilder for LEED in New York City (Sept 21 - 22) and Seattle (Oct 2 - 3)

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Big Ladder Software is leading a new two-day training workshop for using the
latest version of *DesignBuilder* for efficient LEED modeling and
certification in *New York City *and* Seattle*! This workshop will be held
on September 21 - 22 in collaboration with Arup in New York City and on
October 2 - 3 in collaboration with the Smart Buildings Center in Seattle.
David Cocking from DesignBuilder Software (UK) will lead these workshops,
so don't miss out on this opportunity!

*Register now for New York City*

*Register now for Seattle*

See all upcoming workshops for EnergyPlus, DesignBuilder, and OpenStudio

Learn to use *DesignBuilder* from early-stage through to LEED modeling

*Workshop Description*

This workshop will teach you how to use *DesignBuilder* to improve
productivity, enabling you to model and analyse building performance using
*EnergyPlus* and *Radiance* much more quickly and efficiently. The workshop
will cover the key elements of modeling from early through to detailed
project stages and LEED certification. No prior learning or knowledge of
*DesignBuilder* is required for Day 1, which will teach you how to quickly
and easily create a model for early-stage analysis, test different
early-stage options, and develop the model as the design evolves. Day 2
will introduce detailed HVAC modelling, show you how to quickly and easily
generate ASHRAE 90.1 baseline models automatically, and showcase the new
LEED capabilities. Day 2 requires attendance on Day 1 or prior experience
using *DesignBuilder*.

Both days of the workshop will use the latest *DesignBuilder* software, due
to be released this Fall, which includes significant new ASHRAE 90.1
Appendix G automation, DAYSIM for LEED v4 daylighting credits, and a new
online LEED reporting and submission tool. Free 30-day licenses will be
provided, so why not come along and learn how to use these new tools and
experience for yourself why so many of our customers say they would
recommend *DesignBuilder* training to a friend or colleague.

*You can choose to attend one of the two days according to your particular
training requirements. Please note that Day 2 requires previous
experience using DesignBuilder or attendance on Day 1.*

*Day 1 - DesignBuilder fundamentals and early-stage modeling*

Day 1 is designed for those with no *DesignBuilder* experience and for
existing customers who wish to brush up on the latest features. You will
learn how to:

- Import models directly from *Revit* and from other BIM tools via gbXML
import, and import floor plans to aid geometry creation.
- Quickly create and edit model geometry.
- Use *DesignBuilder?s* unique data input and management tools to vastly
reduce your data input time and effort.
- Quickly model a variety of solar shading devices.
- Run steady-state heating and dynamic cooling load calculations using
*EnergyPlus?s* accurate ASHRAE heat balance method.
- Run simulations and generate outputs to quantify comfort and energy

*Day 2 - DesignBuilder for detailed design and the new LEED modeling tools*

Day 2 is focused on our new LEED functionality and is designed for those
who have completed Day 1 or existing customers who wish to brush up on our
latest features. You will learn how to:

- Set up an ASHRAE 90.1 proposed model ?from scratch?.
- Gain LEED daylighting credits using new *DAYSIM* climate-based
daylight modeling tools.
- Use *DesignBuilder?s* new LEED tools to automate the baseline building
and HVAC system creation.
- Fine-tune and model non-predominant systems in mixed-use buildings.
- Data check and analyse outputs for LEED.
- Use the new online LEED reporting and submission tools.

Aaron Boranian
808 895-1741

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

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