Note: Registering for this seminar does not automatically register you to take the BESA exam. To complete the certification application process ($300 fee) and qualify to sit for the exam, or for more information on BESA certification, CLICK HERE.
AIA Learning Units Eligible
This course has been approved by AIA for continuing education credits. The AIA requires that its registered architect members earn 18 Learning Unit (LU) hours of continuing education credit annually (eight hours of which must be related to Health, Safety, and Welfare topics and four of those eight in Sustainable Design) to remain in good standing. Architectural boards in 40 states, 10 Canadian Provinces, and 19 countries have implemented mandatory continuing education (MCE) for re-licensure.
The Association of Energy Engineers is an approved training provider within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) Registered Provider program.
This three-day live seminar can also be hosted as an inhouse BESA training course at your own location by contacting 770-279-4391.
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
This three day instructional program has been designed to provide the specific training and background needed by professionals preparing to sit for AEE's Building Energy Simulation Analyst (BESA) certification examination. Attendees will gain a clear, in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of computerized building energy modeling, and will also have the opportunity for hands-on building simulation experience during the seminar.
Seminar attendees should bring laptop computers to this seminar. Software to be used during seminar will be downloaded onsite.
An increasing number of federal and state laws, as well as professional energy standards, protocols and rating systems are requiring the use of computerized building energy simulation programs to verify energy and dollar savings for both high performance new facility design projects and existing building retrofits. In addition, organizations investing in efficient building projects have learned the value of advance energy modeling as an effective tool assuring the future value of their investments.
The knowledge you will gain by participating in this training program - as well as achievement of the status of certified Building Energy Simulation Analyst - will position you to be among the select group of professionals available to meet this growing demand for effectively administered computerized building energy simulation, either for your own organization's projects or for those of your clients.
The BESA exam will be administered at the close of instruction on day three of each seminar -- only to those who have qualified in advance to sit for the exam by submitted a completed BESA application and fee.
ABOUT BESA CERTIFICATION Please Note: In order to qualify to sit for the BESA exam, you must submit your completed BESA application, along with a $300 application fee. For information on obtaining your BESA application form, or for further information on the BESA program, visit www.aeecenter.org/certification/besa.
Introduction to Building Energy Modeling Defining project objectives Gathering data Specifying baseline building Developing project alternatives with design team Constructing models Evaluating model results Communicating analysis results Implementing the project
Building Energy Simulation Using Software, Inputs, Results Interpretation & Validation
How to Leverage Emerging Cloud-Based Energy Modeling Using NREL-Developed Tookits
Walk Through of an Example Energy Simulation Process Using OpenStudio/EnergyPlus Simulation Software Use SketchUp software to create building form and fabric Assign spaces and thermal zones to common use categories Customize building elements using online BCL (Building Component Library) Add HVAC systems and plants to serve thermal zones Add improvement measures using online ECM library Analyze groups of improvements and packages to determine optimal performance Perform economic analysis (LCCA, simple payback, etc.)
Advanced Building Energy Simulation Course wrap-up and test preparation Differences between energy estimating methods Software tool demonstrations Inverse modeling techniques Extracting valuable information from utility bills STEM (Short-Term-Energy-Monitoring), blink test techniques Emerging technologies
CHRIS BALBACH, P.E., C.E.M., C.M.V.P., B.E.M.P., LEED- AP, brings to this seminar extensive expertise in building simulation and energy modeling, with a focus on existing buildings. As Vice President of Research and Development for Performance Systems Development of NY, LLC, he acts as a subject matter expert to guide the company's internal software development teams. As a subcontractor to the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), Mr. Balbach has delivered weeklong comprehensive Energy Assessment trainings (including sections on energy modeling) to governmental clients worldwide. He has a passionate belief that energy simulation tools, when properly wielded, often represent the best available technology for accurately estimating the potential for energy savings in buildings. He combines his field experience as an HVAC/R design engineer, background in simulation software development, and understanding of monetizing energy savings through appropriate M&V techniques to present a vision for transforming energy use in buildings. Mr. Balbach is member of IBPSA, AEE, and ASHRAE, and serves as programs committee chair of ASHRAE TC4.7 (Energy Calculations).
Note: Below are standard seminar hours. Please refer to your registration confirmation letter to confirm actual seminar hours for the program for which you have registered.
Sign-in and Onsite Registration Day 1: 8:15 am Seminar Hours Day 1: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Seminar Hours Day 2: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Seminar Hours Day 3: 8:00 am - 12:00 noon Exam on Day 3 Following Seminar: 1:00 - 5:00 pm (separate pre-application required to sit for exam)
For assistance or questions pertaining to your seminar registration, please contact the registrar directly during the hours of 10:00 am -5:00 pm (eastern time U.S.) at (770) 925-9633, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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