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    Building Energy Analysis Seminar 6 (BIM & Sustainability using eQUEST & ECOTECT)

    Two Day Seminar
    March 11-12, 2010

    Location: 3410 Bldg, Computer Lab (Rm 110)

    Address: 3410 S. State Street, Chicago IL 60616

    Thursday, March 11:
    Morning - INTRODUCTION (Lecturer: Dong-Hwan Ko, Ph.D., LEED AP, IIT)
    09:00 - 09:30 Registration and Opening Remarks
    09:30 - 10:45 BIM and Sustainability - GBS, ECOTECT, eQUEST
    11:00 - 12:00 What is Green Building XML?; How to use it for BIM, Green Building Studio, ECOTECT and eQUEST
    Lunch Break
    Afternoon - BIM & ECOTECT (Lecturer: Dong-Hwan Ko, Ph.D., LEED AP, IIT)
    13:00 - 14:45 ECOTECT's tool (Weather Tool, Solar Tool)
    15:00 -16:30 Solar Analysis, Shading & Shadow Analysis, Sun-path Diagram 
    16:30 - 17:00 Q&A, Discussion

    Friday, March 12:
    Morning - BIM & ECOTECT (Lecturer: Heechan Shin, BlackBox Studio, SOM)
    09:00 - 10:00 Solar Radiation
    10:00 - 10:45 Daylighting Analysis
    11:00 - 12:00 Case-Studies using BIM & ECOTECT (SOM, BlackBox Studio)
    Lunch Break
    Afternoon - eQUEST & DOE2.2 (Lecturer: Varkie Thomas, Ph.D., P.E., CEM, IIT)
    13:00 - 14:15 Envelope, Systems, Plants, Utilities
    14:30 - 15:30 Case Studies & ASHRAE Std.90
    15:45 - 16:30 Special Topics - LCCA, Weather, User Libraries, etc.
    16:30 - 17:00 Q&A, Discussion

    Varkie Thomas, Ph.D., P.E., CEM, IIT
    Dong-Hwan Ko, Ph.D., LEED AP, IIT
    Heechan Shin, BlackBox Studio, SOM

    In this seminar, you will learn:
    - How to evaluate your BIM model (REVIT, ArchiCAD) using Autodesk ECOTECT, eQUEST for LEED certification
    - How to use ECOTECT, eQUEST and GBS programs that will help you make better design decisions
    - The purpose and benefits of BIM, ECOTECT, eQUEST modeling
    - When to use BIM, ECOTECT and eQUEST for improving green and sustainable design
    - How can we evaluate our BIM's Sustainability using eQUEST, ECOTECT?
    - What is the most simple file conversion method for BIM and Sustainability? 
    - Our new mandatory requirements (Job, Career) for BIM, GREEN Building and LEED
    - How to interpret and report their results
    - To understand the techniques and design principles for low energy buildings and the review of energy-efficient design strategies
    - To understand the interdependence of design, location, weather, and scientific factors in developing energy-efficient buildings
    - To acquire the simulation skills to research weather and contexts in the schematic design process and run simulation programs to analyze building performance
    - Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) for Building Types (Office, Hotel, Retail)
    - Evaluation of Passive Design ECMs
    - Evaluation of Renewable Energy ECMs
    - Evaluation of Envelope, Systems & Plant ECMs
    - Hourly Reports from DOE2 to Excel for Further Analysis
    - Saving User Libraries for Utility Rates and Building Components in DOE2.2
    - Using Excel Programs  - LCCA, *bin Weather Analysis, Stair Pressurization, etc.

    Participants will learn (ECOTECT):
    - Solar Analysis, Shadow and Shading Study

    - Sun-Path Diagram, Weather Tool and Solar Tool


    - Solar Radiation Analysis

    - Lighting Analysis

    Participants will receive (eQUEST and DOE2.1E):
    - A copy of the eQUEST® training manual developed by Marlin Addison (printed and on CD). 
    - Detailed modeling instructions for simple office building
    - The executable eQUEST® and DOE2.1E Input Files of the Case Studies that they can use later as reference and templates for their future projects  (on CD only)
    - Short executable Excel programs for quick estimates (on CD only) 

    The following Case Studies (eQUEST & DOE2.1E) will be provided on CD.
    - Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs)  
    - Midwest Center for Green Technology (MCGT)
    - Middle School & Community Center
    - High-Rise Mixed-Use Building (retail, office, hotel, restaurant)

    Example: High-Rise Mixed-Use Building


    The short Excel programs that will be provided on CD include:
    - DOE2 Weather Evaluator (NCDC *dat to *.bin to IP-SI Tables & Charts)
    - Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA)
    - LCCA-Economics Tables Generator
    - Photo-Voltaic (PV) Solar Radiation Estimator
    - Design Weather Generator
    - Pump-Fan Analysis
    - Stair Pressurization for Fire Control
    - Pipe Sizing Data
    - Compression Tank Sizing

    Example: DOE2 Weather Evaluator

    Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
    Every participant will be issued a certificate from the Dean of College of Architecture, IIT, as a document to report the continuing education of your professions. College of Architecture, IIT, is a registered AIA/CES provider. According to AIA/CES guideline, Building Energy Analysis Seminar 6 is considered the HSW (Health, Safety and Welfare) subject area. AIA members will receive up to 6 AIA/CEUs per day.

    Information Websites
    College of Architecture, IIT http://www.arch.iit.edu
    Ph.D. Program, College of Architecture, IIT http://www.iit.edu/arch/programs/graduate/phd/
    IIT campus map http://www.iit.edu/about/main_campus_map.html
    IIT visitor essentials http://www.iit.edu/about/index.html
    eQUEST and DOE2 downloads http://www.doe2.com/
    Consolidated Edison Rates  - New York, NY http://www.coned.com/rates/elec-sched1.asp
    ComEd (Exelon) Rates  - Chicago, IL http://www.comed.com/sites/customerservice/Pages/rateinformation.aspx
    Nicor Gas Rates - Chicago, IL  http://www.nicor.com/en_us/commercial/gas_rates_and_costs/show.cgi?all