Training Program


This course will impart a highly advanced training on energy modeling technology. It will be around the energy plus 7.1 simulation engine. Energy plus is the most respected and advanced FORTRAN based DOE Code built around BLAST and old DOE 2 engine. Energy plus is also characterized as official Energy Modeling Software for US department of energy for whole building energy modeling. The course is designed to meet the need of people who are already aware of energy modeling basics. The course will highlight niche areas where energy modeling is considered to be difficult, it will deal with energy modeling for energy service contract (ESCOs), and calibrated energy modeling used in intelligent building monitoring framework. It will be highly useful to energy code compliance and optimization requirements of USGBC, IGBC, ESTIDAMA & GRIHA green building frameworks. Further certificates will be issued to the attendees. Attendees are expected to take up highly advance building modeling, energy research and code development projects of national & international scale.

Following table will give a tentative understanding of the course coverage for 40 hours of rigorous training.

Tentative Syllabus
Duration Class Type Description
Day 1 9:00am to 1:00 pm
General
Class Overview and Discussion of Course Syllabus. EnergyPlus Overview (Program History, Files Overview, Concept of E+ Classes and Modules, Directory Structure , Allied programs, Energy Plus Interfaces
2:00pm to 5:00 pm
Lecture 1
Running EnergyPlus and Output. Output Variables, Meters, Reports and Further Introduction to Output.
Day 2 9:00am to 1:00 pm
Lecture 2
Simulation control, weather, location, ground temperature, Materials, Constructions, Surfaces, Zones, Buildings Thermodynamics
2:00pm to 5:00 pm
Lecture 3
Run Control and Weather Information , Constructions, Surfaces, Zones, Buildings(exercise -1)
Day 3 9:00am to 1:00 pm
Lecture 4
Building Modeling Questions. Building Envelope Exercise
2:00pm to 5:00 pm
Lecture 5
Schedules, Internal Gains, Infiltration, Daylighting
Day 4 9:00am to 1:00 pm
Lecture 6
Heat Gains and Zone Controls Exercise Zone and Modeling Controls, Purchased heat and other features
2:00pm to 5:00 pm
Lecture 7
Loops, Nodes, Branches, Connectors Air Movement and Plant specifications Introduction to Custom HVAC System Specifications
Day 5 9:00am to 1:00 pm
Lecture 8
Specification of a Air loop and plant in IDF files, HVAC system definition tips
2:00pm to 5:00 pm
Lecture 9
Exercise-2