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Building Energy Simulation

Course Number: 10481107
Credits: 3.00

Course Description

10-481-107 BUILDING ENERGY SIMULATION ...course covers the variety of computer programs available for analyzing the energy performance of commercial buildings including BIN methodology, hourly simulations and an overview of current programs on the market such as RETScreen and eQuest. (Prerequisites: 10-481-109, Commercial HVACR Systems Analysis; 10-481-117, Energy Control Strategies; Corequisite: 10-481-115, Lighting Fundamentals)

Course Typically Offered

  • Spring

Most NWTC classes are offered in 8-week sessions. Learn more about how our class schedule can help you succeed.

Course Competencies

  1. Describe the basics of building energy simulation.
  2. Collect appropriate data for building energy simulation software.
  3. Use degree-day and BIN methods to conduct building energy analysis.
  4. Use building energy simulation software to analyze building energy use.
  5. Apply eQUEST software to commercial buildings
  6. Apply RETScreen software to commercial buildings
  7. Perform parametric studies of building energy use.
  8. Generate reports from building energy simulation software.
  9. Present energy simulation results to a group of decision makers.