Building Energy Analysis Seminar 3 (EneryPlus and eQUEST)
March 18 - 21, 2008
The objective of these two workshops is to introduce EnergyPlus and eQUEST to architects and engineers.
Day 1-2: Training Seminar1 - EnergyPlus, March 18-19, 2008, 8.30am-5.30pm
Day 3-4: Training Seminar 2 - eQUEST?, March 20-21, 2008, 8.30am-5.30pm
EnergyPlus is a building energy simulation program for modeling building heating, cooling, lighting, ventilating, and other energy flows. It was developed by the US Department of Energy (USDOE) as the next generation program to succeed BLAST (US Army Corps of Engineers and University of Illinois Champaign ) and DOE-2 (USDOE and Lawrence-Berkeley National Laboratory). While it is based on the most popular features and capabilities of BLAST and DOE-2, it includes many innovative simulation capabilities such as time steps of less than an hour, modular systems and plant integrated with heat balance-based zone simulation, multi-zone air flow, thermal comfort, and photovoltaic systems. The course will cover the mechanics of using EnergyPlus with an emphasis on basic concepts that provide a foundation for more advanced applications. Participants will model basic building envelopes and systems using the latest version of EnergyPlus on their own laptop computers. Time for questions and answers will be provided for each topic. The course outline is listed below. To learn more about EnergyPlus, visit www.energyplus.gov
eQUEST ® is a sophisticated, easy to use, building energy use analysis tool. eQUEST® was designed to allow you to perform detailed comparative analysis of building designs and technologies by applying sophisticated building energy use simulation techniques but without requiring extensive experience in the "art" of building performance modeling. This is accomplished by combining schematic and design development building creation wizards, an energy efficiency measure (EEM) wizard and a graphical results display module with a complete up-to-date DOE. You can read the eQUEST Overview to get a more complete summary of the features and capabilities of this program.