Special Topics- Introduction to Building Energy Modeling


This course introduces conceptual and technical aspects of whole building energy simulation. Students will learn to use the energy modeling software eQUEST, underlying principles of energy modeling, and the ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G modeling methodology. The technical aspects of this course will include using the "Wizard" and "Detailed" sides of eQUEST, to create building geometry, assemblies, internal loads, schedules, and HVAC systems. In addition, students will use parametric analysis to assess energy conservation measure (ECMs) to see how design alternatives can reduce energy use. The conceptual aspects of the course will explain the significance of these elements and how they interact with a model, independent of what software is used. In addition, the course will cover the ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G modeling methodology, which is used for the LEED "Optimize Energy Performance" Credit, energy code compliance and utility incentive programs.

Please note, out-of-state pricing may apply for matriculated campus students. See SPIRE for details.

Fall 2019

In Person

Base cost: $1707 ($569/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Class Fee: $
Materials fee may apply. See SPIRE for details
  • Start date: September 3, 2019
  • End date: December 11, 2019
  • Last day to add: September 16, 2019
  • Last day to drop: September 16, 2019
  • Last day to withdraw: October 29, 2019
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