BCIT – School of Construction and the Environment

Energy Modelling for Building Professionals

This course introduces the principles, procedures and benefits of energy modelling to enable building professionals to usefully and efficiently incorporate energy modelling into the design process. This will include a review of building orientation, envelope design, space configurations and massing, opportunities to minimize the need for mechanical equipment (e.g., passive design and net-zero solutions), complemented by a field trip to a building site. The lab portion of the course will comprise a “hands-on” introduction and comparison of a selection of leading modelling tools, their use, and how to improve accuracy in gauging the relationship between predictive modelling and building performance outcomes post-occupancy. The following tools will be reviewed: AutoCAD, EE4, eQuest, IESVE, Energy Plus, THERM, WINDOW, RETScreen, Sketchup, and Revit. The course is 15 weeks long, with classes being held on Fridays at 1pm – 5pm at the Downtown Campus, starting on September 2014. For registration and other details, please visit BCIT.

45 Core LUs

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