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California Simulation Engine & EnergyPlus (San Francisco)

Big Ladder Software

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Friday, March 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
CBECC-Res: Under the Hood (03/25-03/26)
Lunch is NOT included.
Mar 26, 2019 $895.00 $0.00
EnergyPlus for Practitioners (03/27-03/28)
Lunch is NOT included.
Mar 28, 2019 $895.00 $0.00
EnergyPlus EMS Controls (03/29)
Lunch is NOT included.
Mar 29, 2019 $475.00 $0.00
Three-Day EnergyPlus Package (03/27-03/29)
Lunch is NOT included. This package combines registration for the EnergyPlus for Practitioners and EnergyPlus EMS Controls workshops.
Mar 29, 2019 $1,275.00 $0.00

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Event Details

CBECC-Res: Under the Hood (March 25 - 26)

In this two-day workshop we focus on the needs of the energy modeler analyzing residential building code compliance in California using CBECC-Res. We cover the fundamentals of the California Simulation Engine (CSE), the underlying simulation engine for CBECC-Res. Workshop topics begin with basics on how to adjust simulation settings and schedules and eventually include more detailed descriptions of HVAC systems, controls, photovoltaics, and domestic hot water systems. We guide you through the complexities of the CSE syntax, input/output files, and documentation, as well as how inputs in CBECC-Res are translated to CSE input file components. Most importantly, we teach you how to use the available resources to teach yourself going forward. Demonstrations and hands-on exercises are used extensively throughout. By the end of the workshop, you should be comfortable with creating, running, and debugging CSE models in the context of CBECC-Res.

This workshop should be a prerequisite for anyone planning to analyze emerging technologies for residential buildings in the context of California’s Title 24 energy code.


 

EnergyPlus for Practitioners (March 27 - 28)

 

In this two-day workshop we focus on the needs of the energy modeling practitioner in order to get you up to speed and highly productive with EnergyPlus as quickly as possible. We cover the fundamentals of EnergyPlus such as geometry and internal loads while rapidly ramping up to advanced topics such as HVAC systems and controls. We guide you through the complexities of the EnergyPlus syntax, input/output files, documentation, and essential software tools including the Euclid extension for SketchUp. Most importantly, we teach you how to use the available resources to teach yourself going forward. Demonstrations and hands-on exercises are used extensively throughout. By the end of the workshop, you should be comfortable with creating, running, and debugging EnergyPlus models.

We have developed our training materials from scratch over a period of several years based on our extensive experience using EnergyPlus to model real-world projects and helping others to do the same. This workshop should be a prerequisite for anyone planning to work with EnergyPlus regardless of what user interface you choose.

 

 

EnergyPlus EMS Controls (March 29)

This one-day workshop covers the Energy Management System (EMS) capability of EnergyPlus, which allows implementation of custom control strategies and calculation routines that override standard modeling processes within EnergyPlus. We cover the EnergyPlus Runtime Language (Erl) that is used to describe the custom control programs, how to create EMS components (sensors, actuators, output variables, etc.), and how to debug execution of EMS programs. Lecture topics include how to create advanced HVAC control sequences, how to override default HVAC operation (flow rate, setpoint temperature, capacity, etc.), how to abort a simulation when operational faults occur, and how to use outputs to generate trend data. Demonstrations and hands-on exercises are used extensively throughout.

Previous experience with EnergyPlus is recommended but not required.

 

 

Visit the Big Ladder website to learn more about our training workshops.

Workshop Instructors: Aaron Boranian and Neal Kruis

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I contact Big Ladder for questions?

 

Send us a message by clicking the "Contact the Organizer" button in the right-hand column and we will respond as soon as possible.

 


 

What are the transportation and parking options for getting to the workshop?

 

PG&E Pacific Energy Center is located in downtown San Francisco. Public tranportation is widely available across the city.

If you are driving, paid parking is available at locations throughout downtown.

 


 

Is there a dress code for the workshop?

 

No.

 


 

What do I need to bring to the workshop?

 

You must bring your own laptop computer in order to perform the hands-on exercises. The Windows operating system is required--either as your primary system, running as a virtual machine, or using Boot Camp.

 


 

Can I register for just one day of the CBECC-Res workshop?

 

No. The CBECC-Res workshop has been carefully designed to build on your skills from one day to the next. If you have an unavoidable conflict, you are welcome to register for the full workshop and then only attend the parts that fit your schedule. 


 

Can I register for just one day of the EnergyPlus for Practitioners workshop?

 

No. The EnergyPlus for Practitioners workshop has been carefully designed to build on your skills from one day to the next. If you have an unavoidable conflict, you are welcome to register for the full workshop and then only attend the parts that fit your schedule. 

 

 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the workshop?

 

No. It is not necessary to bring a printed ticket. As long as you have registered in advance, we will have an electronic record of your registration.

 


 

Is my registration transferrable to another person?

 

Yes. Please transfer your registration to the new participant before the workshop by updating the registration information.

 


 

The name on the registration doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

 

Yes. Ideally, we would prefer that you would transfer your registration to the new participant before the workshop by updating the registration information.

 

 

 

What is the refund policy?

 

Full refunds can be issued up to two weeks before the workshop. No refunds can be given after that date.

 

 

 

Is lunch included with the workshop?

 

No. You can either bring your own lunch or purchase lunch during the mid-day break. There are many locations near the Pacific Energy Center where you can quickly buy lunch.

 

 

Will I receive continuing education credits from attending the workshop?

 

Yes! We will provide printed certificates that validate the Continuing Education / Professional Development Hour credits you will earn as a result of attending the workshop.

 

Have questions about California Simulation Engine & EnergyPlus (San Francisco)? Contact Big Ladder Software

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PG&E Pacific Energy Center
851 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Friday, March 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM (PDT)


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